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Why did Jesus teach about wineskins?

 “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 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 9:16-17

            If you had a leaky container that held some precious drink like wine, would you put an old, dried up patch of leather on it to preserve the liquid inside?  No, you would find a new, flexible, durable piece of material to keep the container intact. 

            Jesus had just been questioned about fasting asking why Jesus’ disciples don’t fast.  He told them that people don’t fast for the bridegroom when he’s in their presence.  They fast when he’s away.  The emphasis here was that this was a new era in Jewish faith and practices.  Jesus was bringing a new way and the old ways just won’t fit anymore.  The Jewish religion wasn’t perfect.  It was old and had some definite leaks in its practices, mainly caused by the Pharisees.  Jesus came to fix all that and provide a new, durable, everlasting way to preserve faith.