Luke 5:36-39 “He told them this parable: ‘No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into the new wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, “The old is better.” ‘ ” Matthew Henry’s Commentary 1961 Zondervan p. 1430 “The disciples will be tempted to think their old way of living better, till they are by degrees trained up to this way whereunto they are called.”
The Scene: A new patch sewn onto the old garment. The patch represents ourselves as sinners, when we cannot rid ourselves of the old nature. When we try to fix/repair ourselves, we cannot succeed, for our Lord Jesus Christ is the only one who can truly make all things new, representing a new life through our faith in Him and our spiritual power through His name.
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”
Only when we are born-again according to God’s Word can we truly serve God, pleasing Him.
2 Corinthians 5:20 “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”
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