I love revealing evidence that shows that the Bible is still broadcasting live today.
You can’t put new wine into old sacks and shouldnt sew patches on garments with new material or new garments with old material…
or really…as in scripture…
Luke 5:36 or Mathew 9:16 “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”
and Mark 2:22 “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined.”
It even applies to our current situation in this pandemic of trying to jump through the phases too fast. Without thinking about how things are going to be changed and affected, trying to hold onto how things used to be could be catastrophic.
We have to let go of certain things in order to be progressive forward. It makes sense and in so many ways. like Jesus Himself said in Luke 9:62 “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
I reflect over my life of how I’ve tried to mix the old with the new and used to call myself retrospective to justify not letting go, and then I called myself emotionally attached, and then I called myself religious…. and now that I found who God is, I realize I don’t have to hold on to those things as tightly as I used to and I don’t have to try to fix myself up. Not being alone is key. Having a constant unchanging God in your life is a GAME CHANGER.
I mean it’s OK to have hobbies that connect you to your childhood and a small collection of this or that.. and it’s OK to restore and recycle/purpose things…that’s a big part of being a servant of God as He is restoring us as we are living in the faith to Him.
But I’ll just reiterate that I see it in aspects of my life in a physical objects, relationships, situations I’ll put myself in or things I’ll be drawn to and temptation is everywhere. Being an addict, I’m able to “justify” doing anything, even if it’s not the best thing for me at any given time and I will try to zig when I should zag and find shortcuts and I would try to put old things with new things to try to blend them..so I could have the best of both worlds and I’ve learned that one cannot have the best of both worlds unless you have the love of God first and foremost… but then the love of other things get our attention and pull us away… but those are not the true treasures, for the true treasures are only in God’s kingdom and all the ones we find here on earth made by man’s hands cannot fit through the gates narrow passage way. There is no need for such “treasures and riches” where God wants to bring us.