TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” Mark 2:21-22
We are constantly trying to fix things. We often have things from our past that still have value or importance to us. Sometimes it’s good to hold on to things from our past. But sometimes the new is incompatible with the old. When Jesus talks about unshrunk cloth and new wines in old wineskins His point is clear. The news that He’s bringing is incompatible with the old. Jesus did not come to patch up an old system, neither did He come to simply fill it up with something new, rather, He came to transform it in a revolutionary way.
The new that Jesus brought was a relationship with God instead of rules and regulations. The new that Jesus brought looked beyond ethnicity to include everyone. The new that Jesus brought was a transforming ideology of love and compassion.
- Praise God for who He is
- Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing
- Allow His Spirit to draw you near
- Listen as He speaks to you
- Pray that God helps us to understand the transforming message of Christ
- Pray that God helps us to embrace this message
- Thank God for hearing you
- Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will
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