Thursday, January 1, 2009

BIAY- January 1st

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  1. You know, I have never understood this "new wine in old wineskins" bit. Yes, I know what he's saying. but I don't get the significance of it. What's it mean? Is Jesus the "new", and the "old" the Judaic religious practices? How does it relate to the fasting while the bridegroom is there section right before it?

    I was really shocked, by the way, that the Bible reading started with Luke 5 at the beginning of the year. Does it save the beginning of Luke for Christmas?

  2. Hi Amy! I'm so glad you come back :O)
    Yes, Luke 1-4 is read from December 22nd on. I thought that when I pulled up the first reading but when I noticed what the chapters were about I assumed that was the case. (Cool, huh?) I doubled checked and it was.

    You know that same section jumped out at me today, too? My first thought about those verses was the "Old man / new man" verses Paul spoke about. When you have Christ, you are not the same and no longer "fit" into the things you might have been involved in before you were born again.

    The cross references for this passage is Matthew 9:14-17, and Mark 2:18-22 . The Pharisees were not the same as the disciples, I see them as the "old man", whereas the disciples were changed, they represent the "new man".

    That's what I draw from it. Does that make any sense?

  3. I can never get enough of reading about creation ! I love the passages in Psalms. To think that He created us and loved us from the start. It just absolutely astonishes me!