It is impossible for a man to mount two horses or to stretch two bows. And it is impossible for a servant to serve two masters; otherwise, he will honor the one and treat the other contemptuously. No man drinks old wine and immediately desires to drink new wine. And new wine is not put into old wineskins, lest they burst; nor is old wine put into a new wineskin, lest it spoil it. An old patch is not sewn onto a new garment, because a tear would result.
how many time being in this world did I see people that have stopped their understanding, and think they know all, when in fact they are afraid of the new wine thinking that they will burst they prefer to burst in anger against other thinking that they did not understand something. they see speck of saw dust in other people eyes and do not see the beam in their own eye. the same is true with the new wine skin that does not want to be spoil by the old wine and do not want to drink from the old wine skin. you see even if you understand booth side, they are responsible of their own choice be merciful, love them as they are even if they persecute you because they do not know what they are doing.
yet it would be good if they would grow in their understanding and be in harmony with each other at peace with a pure heart.
maybe a day will come when they properly lift that stone, and split that piece of wood. then they will find me there. if you find the answer for your self it is good because it as to start from within.
many are drunk for the time being. when they shake off their wine then they will repent.
I am not a divider am i?
Well theres no issue with me. The old wines the old wine, and the new wines the new wine.
Keep them separate at all times. Serve metaphorically one master, the newer master!
If you served the old one for a while then fine, but when the new ones revealed leave the old stuff separate, and most importantly behind you. Don't go back to it like a dog returning to its own vomit ( I wrote that bit a few thousand years ago ) leave the vomit where it is.
When you've tasted the new wine the old will never be the same to you again. So stick with the new.....job done.
answered 04 Dec '13, 10:00
This is 2013 , so wine skins are more of a novelty. I see it more important to find the wine/wines you like albeit old or new, bottle or box. And don't be afraid to try different sorts either! Metaphorically speaking.
answered 05 Dec '13, 02:12
Yes you're divider @White tiger hahahoho late merry xmas lol =)... at least seemingly so and perhaps truthfully so to many. I suppose you know well the new will become old. And that the new is still within the old and the old is already within the new...
And it makes no sense to divide a circle, does it. Because there's no reasonable way to divide it, no point to start from or end at. So are you really asking how to make a circle stop being circle ? ;o.. Intriguing question, sure can occupy one's mind for life time.
I guess I like the parable of wine more, it's easier to answer - I'd drink them both. The old for being old, the new for being new, yet both for being and becoming each other.
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answered 31 Dec '13, 04:10
If new wine is a replacement to an old wine, then let it be, otherwise, there must be continuation in between both, where both can be used relevantly.
How to solve the issue of the old wine and the new wine? Simply put, it's by trying to see for how far both are complement each other or one must be replaced.
answered 04 Dec '13, 01:32
The way you solve the issue of the old wine and the new wine is that you don't put new wine into old wineskins, and you don't put old wine into new wineskins.
Jesus was using a metaphor to advocate complete spiritual reform. He was stating that you have to accept the Lord's teachings in full, and not try to carry forward any past religious history or teachings, especially those of the corrupt religious officials of the day.
What is wine but Spirit in water? The wedding parable fits in here. When we drink the water from His mouth do we not have Spirit entering us?
The old wine is us thinking we can rely on our works for salvation. To have a new life in Christ, we must completely discard this old idea and walk in the newness of His life, drink His water and trust Him to lead us.
EDITED 2014-1-7 And, @White Tiger, of COURSE you are a "divider"!
In Luke 12:51-53 (Matt 10:34-35) Jesus told his disciples, “Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. (52) For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. (53) Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”
There is no middle ground. There are no spectators. You are either with the Law or against It. Make up your Mind to follow your Heart.
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