“No one after drinking old wine wishes for new, for he says ‘The old is good enough’” Luke 5:39
After calling Peter, James and John away from their fishing business and Levi from tax collecting – Jesus gives us a truth statement about how people often approach change.
The disciples were ready to embrace Jesus and his teachings = the ‘new’ wine and life He offered. For the Pharisees and teachers of the law who had already tasted of the ‘old’ wine, it was very difficult to embrace Jesus.
As I begin this new year, am I fully embracing the wine (life) Jesus has for me?
Lord, Jesus… I commit to leave it all: fishing nets, tax collecting, whatever prevents me from following you!
The old is not good enough!