The scripture for today is Luke 5:39
Luke 5:39 No man also having drunk old wine immediately desires new: for he says, the old is better.
Some consider that the lesson taught in this saying is that the old wine is truly better than the new because the process of aging creates a better taste. That is not what is being said at all. Note that Jesus says that the man would not “immediately” desire the new wine. They had been conditioned by tradition and habit to enjoy the taste of the old wine which was familiar and comfortable to them.
Jesus came preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God. The message was so powerful and different from the traditions of the Jews that it seemed to them like “new wine” that was not desired as readily by those who were accustomed to drinking “aged wine.” They considered the old to be better. Their old wine (traditions and doctrines) was more familiar; they had developed a taste for it. “Christ says that a person used to old wine finds that it is pleasant to his taste; it suits him well, and that is enough. He will not change his old habits. This parable illustrates the deep-grained prejudice of the Pharisees.” SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 5, p742 “And besides, men are not wont to be immediately freed from old prejudices.” John Wesley
When the gospel of Jesus Christ is initially heard, it can provoke many responses in the heart of the hearer. The power of the word of God cuts through the pretenses of the world which have shaped the beliefs of the unsaved. The immediate response to this different “taste” is not usually acceptance but rather discomfort. It is only when the heart chooses to receive the gospel of Christ, and, by faith, surrenders to it that new life comes, complete with a desire for the “sincere milk of the word.” 1 Peter 2:2
That which is new and lasting is what God offers to all who come to Him. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
God bless you as you continue in His service.