Jesus, Fasting, and the Disciples of John, Part 1 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 653)

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TEXT: Matthew 9:14-17

As this passage continues, it appears that Jesus is still at the feast that took place after He called Matthew to follow Him. Many sinners and publicans are gathered there. The Pharisees came with their criticism and questions, but Jesus dismissed them with the encouragement to go study the Scripture that they might learn the true nature of God. Now, the disciples of John the Baptist come to Jesus with a question of their own: “Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?”