10 Jun Matthew 9:14-15

14 Then the disciples of John *came to Him, asking, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?” 15 And Jesus said to them, “The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

What question did the “disciples of John” ask Jesus? What is Jesus’ response to these men? Jesus uses a word picture of a “bridegroom” and “attendants” to describe His time with His disciples. While fasting was not appropriate while they were together, what did Jesus predict about the future and the appropriateness of fasting?