Then you will be known as rebuilder of walls
and restorer of homes."
I read the familiar words in Isaiah 58 once again. Once again I prayed for the Holy Spirit to enlighten me more fully in its truths.
This is the kind of fast He desires:
to free those who are wrongly imprisoned;
to lighten the burden;
to remove chains that bind;
to feed the hungry;
to give clothes to those who need them;
to not hide from relatives that need help;
to remove the heavy yoke of oppression;
to help those in trouble;
to keep the Sabbath day holy.
"Lord, if You kept a record of our (my) sins,
who, O Lord, could ever survive?
But You offer forgiveness,
that we (I) might learn to fear You."