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Matthew 9:16 - 9:17

Gospel of Matthew
Gospel of MatthewSteve Gregg

In Matthew 9:16-17, Jesus uses the analogy of putting new wine into old wineskins to explain that his teachings cannot be contained within the old rigid structures of religion. The arrival of Jesus and the new covenant marked a significant departure from traditional religious practices and standards, which offended the religious sensitivities of many. However, Jesus brings a living dynamic relationship with God, rather than just an initiation into religion. This new thing requires a complete demolition of old structures and a willingness to receive new truths.

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