Let us muse today from chapter 8 and the subject of God’s answer about fasting. In verses 1-19 God tells them clearly the reason why their fast had become merely a burden, a chore, and a religious duty was because He had never ordained them. The four annual feast that they commemorated with a fast of remembrance were days when horrible things had happen but God never called for the fast. In verse 14 we find that there calamities have come upon them because of their failure to obey God’s Word. I wonder if celebration of our tragic days such as 911 have come upon us only because we failed God in America and the tragedy was the price.May we turn our eyes to Him instead of the building of a higher tower.