"Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours. Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness." Isaiah 58:3, 4.
What does God set forth as the fast acceptable to Him? "Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?" Verses 6.7.
Why did Christ come to this world? "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised." Luke 4:18.
In what condition are those who commit sin? "Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." John 8:34.
Why was Christ's name to be called "Jesus"? "And thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins." Matthew 1:21.
What lies at the root of all sin? "When lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin." James 1:15. "I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet."Romans 7:7.
Which passage of Scripture reveals that all men should have an equality of human rights? "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."Leviticus 19:18.
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