“When you fast, do not be like the hypocrites.” Matthew 6:16 Jesus taught that we should not draw attention to ourselves when we fast. It is a private act of sacrificial worship that should not provide any room for religious pride.  Jesus then reminded his disciples that, “Your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” v.18.  Although fasting isn’t required, in giving up something we love, we may have a deeper experience with the God we love.  He rewards us with Himself.