5773 abstinence, as a discipline

5773 abstinence, as a discipline

Israel’s abstinence from certain sorts of meat

Lev 7:22-27; Lev 11:1-47; Dt 14:1-21; Ac 10:9-14 God used the food laws to teach Peter a spiritual lesson.

Israel’s abstinence from other things

Ex 19:14-15; Lev 16:29-31; Nu 6:1-4 See also Ex 31:16-17; Nu 29:7; Jdg 13:4; 1Sa 21:4

Abstinence from food

As an expression of repentance 1Sa 7:5-6; Ezr 10:6 See also 2Sa 1:11-12; Ne 1:3-4; Joel 2:12; Jnh 3:5

Expressing a seeking after God Ac 13:1-2 See also Mt 4:1-2 pp Lk 4:1-2; Mt 9:14-15 pp Mk 2:18-20 pp Lk 5:33-35; Lk 2:36-37; Ac 9:9; Ac 14:23; Ro 14:6

Temporary sexual abstinence as a form of discipline

Ex 19:15; 1Sa 21:4-5; 1Co 7:5

Denial of selfish desires

Mt 16:24 pp Mk 8:34 pp Lk 9:23 1Pe 2:11 See also Ro 13:13

Voluntary abstinence for the sake of others

1Co 8:13 See also Ac 15:19-20,29; Ac 21:25; Ro 14:21; 1Co 9:12,19-27; 1Co 10:15-31

Abstinence may be hypocritical

Mt 6:16 See also Isa 58:3-7; Jer 14:10-12; Zec 7:2-6; Lk 18:11-12; 1Ti 4:2-5

See also

4436drinking, abstention
4544wine
5794asceticism
5850excess
6732repentance
7340clean and unclean
8204chastity
8339self-control
8429fasting
8451mortification
8475self-denial
8737evil, responses to

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