The Divine Life stands revealed in history and through history. In his NIC Commentary, Joel Green locates this in Luke’s emphasis on the rooting of this new movement within the expectations of Judaism. In your quote of the Talmud, whether purposely or not, you omitted the fact that these rabbis are talking about the comparison of “the LEARNING of TORAH” as a young and old; no, they are NOT talking about any studies as you put it out. Q Thank you. O If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. The old laws were rigid to the point of being immoral, such as stoning the adulterous woman and homosexuals. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He dug it all around, removed its stones. "Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. However, they still don’t address the ongoing need for such fledgling congregations to be eventually recognised by the diocese as fellow churches in their own right and to be treated as equals in the longer term. ‣ They would, in fact, regard it as blasphemy, since they knew that only God Himself could be called “Lord of the Sabbath.”Nevertheless, Jesus is making that claim about Himself, and it is only the second chapter of Mark. I will break the gate-bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of Aven, and him who holds the scepter from Beth-eden; and the people of Syria shall go into exile to Kir,” says the Lord. ‣ If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. The duty of its members is to learn and live according to its truths and to make these truths everywhere known. And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk. No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.' In all three gospels, the parable follows the same sequence of conflict stories, though Matthew varies the stories that come after it: (Note that, as ever, Luke and Matthew never agree against Mark, which is a key argument for Marcan priority.) “Not man for the Sabbath.” The commandments should not be seen as regulations that limit our freedom, but rather as God’s prescription for happiness. document.write(sStoryLink1 + "

"); the temporary impetus for setting up church plants. But the days will come; and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.”read more.And He was also telling them a parable: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it and do it? He had come to introduce everyone to a new way of life, beginning with repentance, and He was doing just that.A practical applicationAs we consider the old wineskins that can no longer expand and the worn-out garments that can easily tear, we need to examine ourselves, asking, “In what ways have I become hard and inflexible? This wedding and marriage is a joyous time, a time of feasting and celebration, not a time for fasting. 20. (Matthew 21:43-44). Mac user; chocoholic. It is not for ourselves that we are to live. All creation except man moves in automatic obedience to Divine laws. It means humble, meek, and therefore, by extension, it means willing to receive instruction. The king said to Ziba, “Why do you have these?” And Ziba said, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride, and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat, and the wine, for whoever is faint in the wilderness to drink.”. What version of the Bible are you using here? By contrast, Jesus himself never mentions homosexuality, and he saved the woman at the well. "No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. So, what is the ‘new wine’ God is pouring into your life at the moment, and are you being flexible like ‘new wineskins’ into order to receive it—without scorning the old thing that God did in your life yesterday? We don’t necessarily need to scrap the patterns created in response to earlier teaching (though we might be interested in reforming them). For Permission to Quote Information visit Cite this page: Editor: Stephen Smith. Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed." These wineskins which we filled were new, and behold, they are torn; and these our clothes and our sandals are worn out because of the very long journey.”. And it makes common sense as well. These parables came in response to the Pharisees’ question about Jesus’ practice of fasting compared to their own and John the Baptist’s. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.'. sayAs with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. An empty vessel (one that has “fasted”) cannot be preserved. “Woe to you who make your neighbors drink, Who mix in your venom even to make them drunk. 2 This led to Jesus' comment, 'No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. I need to take a closer look at what you say, but there are few things that strike me immediately. Such a person's praise is not from other people, but from God. ‣ In verses 1-3 Jesus had healed a paralyzed man, whereupon these people accused Him thus: At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!" Who is hearing? Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke,I do not forget Your statutes. And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. This is a hopeful sign, for the desire to live a good life is the first essential of religion. 2. established and that the new wine was better than the first served. Then you will go on further from there, and you will come as far as the oak of Tabor, and there three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you, one carrying three young goats, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a jug of wine; and they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from their hand. comeComing (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx. The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. It is especially provocative when we realize that such a claim would be deeply offensive to the religious leaders. Jesus responds with a question. ‣ If we take the medicine as recommended, we acknowledge the wisdom of the Divine Physician. Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. And on the third day, behold, a man came from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”.