Mark Day 5
No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. 22 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 2:21-22
We cannot just add God’s word to our old way; it will not work. Where there is agreement there is authority. Anything else other than repentance of the old word and reception of the new word of God will fail miserably. God’s word brought a future to Levi and freedom for the disciples and they walked away from the old word to walk in the new word. Jesus came to those who were sick and wanted to be made well. He came for those who were tied and tired of a religion that left them sad & sorry. But this new life in Jesus begins with repenting or ridding ourselves of the old words and ways of man to possess the new word and way of God. That is what happens through the baptism of water and the Spirit. From now on our thoughts, feelings and actions will be guided by God’s word. From a new heart and with a new word we can live the new life we have in Jesus. Holding on to the old life does not make us good stewards of the past but rather it will make us stupid about the future.