“And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better” (Luke 5:36-39).
Today’s Morsel: A couple of ministers and I were discussing the candy we ate when we were kids compared to the candy of today. As kids, our candy bars were larger, cheaper, and tasted better. But what happened to the taste of today’s candy bars? Jesus said, “No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.” Once we get used to eating, drinking, or doing something for so long, the new doesn't appeal to us as quickly. I think this may be one of the reasons that in some churches the elders have such a hard time adjusting to the new music of the millennial's. They are so used to the hymn and songs they grew up with. To them, the old is better. We must remember that it usually takes people a while to get use to this Holy Ghost and this church thing because they are so used to the way of the world. Be patient with them as they must get some new taste buds as they learn and grow in the ways of God.
Sing: He’s sweet I know, Jesus is sweet I know. Storm clouds may rise, and strong winds may blow. But I’ll tell the world, everywhere I go, that I've found my Savior and He’s sweet I know.
Thought For Today: Keep drinking the new wine and you will not desire the old (Parker)