The scripture for today is Luke 5:38.
“New wine must be stored in new wineskins.”
As much as I enjoy a glass of wine, I thought right away, "this is about more than wine, this is one of those tricky metaphors." So, off to the internet I went. I found a parallel verse that really made sense:
"A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. " Ezekial 36:26
If we truly commit to be a follower of Christ, we will put off our old way, our old bad habits and follow him in word, deed and thought. We are brand new wineskins filled up with brand new wine. We are new creations. A-ha! A reference to one of my all-time favorite verses:
"Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17
Jesus, Savior, I am so grateful you paid the price for my sins, washed me clean in your precious blood and gave me a new life as your child. Thank you for a fresh start. Some of my old bad habits are hard to shake but I know with your help and guidance I can overcome them. Please, live within my heart and let your goodness shine through me. Amen.
Connie Simmonds firstname.lastname@example.org
Pray For: New Christians