“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins—and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins” (Mark 2:22). I was always confused about this verse. What was Jesus talking about and what did it have to do with the rest of the story? In that passage, Jesus is questioned by the Pharisees about why his disciples weren’t fasting. To understand what Jesus meant, we have to think about what was going through the Pharisees’ minds. To them, the disciples weren’t following the law about fasting. The old wineskins are a reference to the Old Testament law, and the wine is referring to the new covenant and the kingdom of God that Christ is ushering in.
If you try to follow Christ and insist on still subscribing to the law—or even your own old traditions and lifestyle—both will be ruined. Jesus is not making the Old Testament law obsolete since he said in the Sermon of the Mount that he came to fulfill the law. But he is making a new covenant with his people, one that will change their outward actions and, by doing so, their hearts.
Do you ever try to follow Jesus while still holding onto your old life that isn’t compatible with Christ’s reign and kingdom? The two cannot go together or both will be ruined. “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other” (Matthew 6:24). - Marian. A. Jacobs
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