New Wineskins

by | Oct 10, 2017

New Wineskins I Daily Walk Devotion

It takes New Wineskins for a new work in our lives. Everyone wants to improve their lives. People spend millions of dollars a year to have the best looks, wardrobe, and accessories. We think we can buy our way to a new life but it never works that way. For a new work to happen in our lives the old needs to be removed. We can lay the new on top of the old. It takes new wineskins to produce new wine.

Luke 5:37-38

“And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.” 

New Wineskins

When wine is made, during the fermentation process, it produces gases and expands. A wineskin is made from a goats bladder or stomach. They are able to expand with the wine as it ferments. If new wine were poured into old skins, they wouldn’t stretch but would burst, and the wine would be lost. Jesus was the new work that God was doing. Gone was the old system of keeping the law to get God’s favor. Through Jesus, we are accepted by God because of Jesus’ work on the cross, not because of our good works.

New Work

We all want Jesus to do a new work in our lives but we often don’t want the changes or “stretching” that comes with that new work. We want to remain comfortable while something exciting takes place. Unfortunately, you can’t have one without the other. God wants to do a work, through the Holy Spirit, in you. When God wants to do a new work he will come in and do some house cleaning in our lives first. We have to decide if we are going to let the Spirit have full reign in our hearts. Stop trying to impress God. Let the Holy Spirit come in and do a new work.