So as we come to a new Day of Atonement this year, we can think about what we do and what it means. It is a day to fast, as stated in Leviticus 23:26–32. The New Century Version translates verse 27 this way: “The Day of Cleansing will be on the tenth day of the seventh month. There will be a holy meeting, and you will deny yourselves and bring an offering made by fire to the Lord.”
In Acts 27:9 we read about the Fast being kept by the early Church: “Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them” (NKJV).
So if you choose to keep this Holy Day and follow the command to fast, i.e. to go without food and water for the whole day, from sunset to sunset, what can we learn from that? And is fasting good for us?