14 Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?”
15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. Matthew 9:14-15
The fasts that John’s disciples refer to probably were fasts sorrowful fasts rather than the discipline of fasting as we know it today.
Jesus’ response would have been very shocking for them because it implied his upcoming death.
Notice how His disciples were still comparing His actions with those of the Pharisees. It wouldn’t take them long before they experienced the whole truth about who Jesus actually was. They would then be able to see that Jesus was the standard-bearer and the Pharisees were totally off base in their belief systems.
Thank the Lord today for his great mercy and for being the Truth we so desperately sought.
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2