Hello to you and welcome to this new day. Happy Sunday to all my faithful followers. Yeah! You are the real MVPs.
My devotion today is about old wine in new bottles. What does this even mean? Read on!
Take a look at this!
No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse: Neither do men put new wine into old bottles, else the bottles break and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish, but they put new wine into new bottles and both are preserved.
Mathew 9: 16 & 17 (KJV)
As usual, Jesus communicates through parables. Using the clear analogy of garments and wine, Jesus narrates to His disciples that there must be a vivid difference between old things and their new counterparts. Illustrating strongly with the cultural practices of the Jews, Jesus enlightened (as written above) that old cloths would not go with new pieces neither would old bottles serve with new wine.
So, because of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ (which symbolizes forgiveness and pardon for our sins and opportunities of experiencing new relationship with the Lord), the Christian life becomes brand new and our relationship with the heavenly Father revitalized.
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It is a part of my life to relate an aspect of me to another, (spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual) because I am a product of these assorted outlooks.
By implication, what comes readily to mind after going through the study this morning is the concept of learning and unlearning. Yes! We learn new things and unlearn, redundant, obsolete, inactive, unresourceful, and archaic ways.
But how exactly do you forget the old method? I mean, how do you wipe them out of your mind completely? Or does it even work that way?