Tight and Rigid

Jesus is the new wine and new cloth, but most of us are old wineskins and old cloth. In order for us to become “new”, we must give up the old laws/rules that enclose us, bind us, and keep us from growing. Love is big. Love grows. But genuine love applies to whole families and not parts of our family. It is not about the tight skin of the old law – the one that says that we can only love the one that we are with. Our calling is to love our entire family, but most especially our spouses and children from the first family. Our first family must come first or our family will be broken. All of our children need their fathers and their mothers. Second wives and second husbands must never be first in our life. Don’t ever move in with them and don’t cheat to get one either.
Jesus spoke about old wineskins and new wineskins. He said in Luke 5:33-37, “And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayer, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?, And he said unto them, “Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.” 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.””.

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I am the author of The Step-Father’s Step-Son. The book is available through Family Matters Publishing at www.stepfathersstepson.com and Amazon.com. The book covers subjects such as: adultery, family, relationships, and parenting. The book is written primarily for the first family and the children of the parents of the first family.