“Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.”
King James Version (KJV)
Sunday Chukwuemeka's comment on 2014-11-07 15:32:51:
An old bottle or skin signifies weakness while new wine signifies holy spirit,his power and gifts. Every weak or strong christian earnestly seek one holy ghost gift or the other but do not get it as expected. The reason is that during the manifestation of the gift,the spiritual strength required to sustain spiritual gifts or power is more than what it takes to receive it.So in order to avoid loses,the carriage capacity of a christian is what God considers b 4 releasing his spiritual gift and not his desires. This is similar to what a rational wine tapper considers when choosing bottles or skins for his freshly tapped wines. What matters most to the tapper is the strength of the bottle and not the beauty.The way a weak bottle breaks and wastes itself and the wine to the ground is the way a weak but empowered christian breaks and wastes himself and his holy ghost gift to the devil.For instance if a christian that is hot tempered,proud or unforgiven is endowed with the power to do a variety of miracles.You would guess that one day, he would do something that can put the body of christ to ridicule.
John's comment on 2014-05-06 06:17:35:
the scripture embodies all the answers to our life 's questions, its all there for us to seek and search.
Grace Dumangeng Dimalibot's comment on 2014-01-11 07:30:42:
You cannot mix law and Grace. The law kills and Grace saves. When Moses came down from the mountain of sinai, 3000 weredead but Jesus Christ came 3000 were save. You from Grace when you go to the law.
Sigmund Ivarsson's comment on 2013-10-08 07:09:29:
If you put this parable into historical context. It would be talking about either wine skins or earthen vessels. We are both vessels of skin and earthen vessels. Bottles is a technology that involves glass which did not come onto the scene for centuries. However the idea is the same. New wine is alive and fermenting while old wine is settled and aging. This parable speaks of believers and unbelievers. You cannot make an unbeliever believe nor can you make a believer into an unbeliever. Mixing old and new is not a good idea. They will ruin each other and probably ruin the vessel too. Religion tries to make a mixture of both. The original lot drawn before the beginning of times and the new doctrines of demons which cannot be mixed with pure truth. Not a bad mixture in the case of port wine but in the kingdom the two are separated by the truth. What you have just read is the wisdom of ages.