Friday, March 6, 2009

Luke 5 - New and Old, Human Nature

And no one after drinking the old wine wants the new, for he says, "The old is better."
This isn't just true of fermented drinks. If stories about the good old days have taught us anything its that nothing is better than the good old days. Why is that? Is it because we dislike change? Is it because the old wine really is better? If we look at why Jesus said this and when he said this, its easy to say he was talking about himself as the new wine and the religious leaders as the old wineskins. They couldn't handle him and didn't like the taste anyway. But does this scripture, like so much of it, have layers of meaning? What does this mean for Christians today? Christians who've been in the game a while won't like changes? We need to constantly look for God doing new things? We need to do new things? We always need to be searching out and preparing new wineskins?

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