“Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

– Matthew 9:17

The discussion of new wine began with Jesus being questioned by the disciples of John the Baptist who wanted to know why the disciples of Jesus did not fast. I picture Jesus saying, “You don’t fast at a wedding when you are with the bridegroom.” Why would you fast at a party? You don’t sew new cloth into an old garment and you definitely do not put new wine into an old wineskin or it will tear, as found in Matthew 9:14-17. Do you know what wine is a symbol of in the Bible? Wine is a symbol of joy, celebration, and abundance. 

There are some practical things we can do to become new wineskin in God’s Kingdom. The short answer is to become a disciple; become a happy student of Jesus. Commit your life to Him. I have one easy quick tip, and that is to change what you say and change what you consume. I believe the words you speak are coding your life. And really that makes sense because even your DNA has a code. When God created the universe, He did it with words. 

Friend, I believe that when you speak out in life and use the kinds of words God wants you to use, your life begins to change. The words you say will be the future of your life. And so often, we just carelessly use words that are probably harming us and others. So let’s change what we consume with our eyes and ears and change the words we speak.


God, transform me into a new wineskin so that I receive your joy and abundance.


In what ways could you change what you speak about yourself and others? How will that positively impact those around you?

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  1. I believe that a smile is Holy. I see fear and sadness in my masked neighbors during my
    early morning dog walk and I offer a warm unveiled greeting… It is hard to do but surprisingly rewarding…..

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