JESUS CALLS LEVI & CONFRONTS LEGALISM, PART 3: FROM THE FADING OLD TO THE FOREVER NEW (LUKE 5:33-39)
The old time religion of the Pharisees was good enough for them. Their ways and rituals were such a good way of life to them, that they were not ready to even consider a new way of life. In confronting them, Jesus sets up a convicting contrast between the old and the new. With vivid illustrations, Jesus leads us to the critical difference between hanging onto the old that satisfies for now and having the new that saves forever. We look at their encounter under two headings: fast or feast, and from the fading old to the forever new.
Jesus answered and said to them, “It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”