What does Matthew chapter 9 verse 17 mean?
The New International Version translates the passage as: Neither do men 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."
What does 'All ye that labour and are heavy laden' mean? 'All ye that labour and are heavy laden' means a call from Jesus to those battling through life without hope. He is calling on those who are trying to do it on their own and falling. Man has nothing to look up to if he has no hope in Christ Jesus.
Jesus says to John's disciples that followers of God will now follow after God in a different way. You see, whereas before; the disciples, or followers, of God would fast in order to seek God and feel His presence; the followers of God can now experience the presence of God by being with Jesus.
It means the old habits, the old haunts, the old friends, the old language, the old everything stops. A new way of life begins transformed by the power of God's Spirit in us. Trying to hold God's Spirit in us while living the ways of the old life are as fruitless as sewing a new patch on an old garment.
Based on parallel rabbinic sayings found in Pirkei Avot, one interpreter sees the parable as depicting the difficulty of teaching disciples with prior learning as compared to teaching new, uneducated disciples.
SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 9:9-17
They ate dinner at Matthew's house with other tax collectors and sinners. This was much frowned upon, and the Pharisees asked why was Jesus doing this. Jesus responded that he has come to heal the sick and the sinners. John the Baptist's disciples asked Jesus why he does not fast like they do.
Only those who are willing to surrender everything to God, and depend on God for everything can hear God's call and respond. Come unto me, all who are weary and burdened, I will give you rest. In the New Testament two Greek words are used for 'rest'. One indicates the final rest in heaven after our life in this world.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28–30).
: weighted down with or as if with a heavy burden : oppressed, burdened.
In the ancient Mediterranean world, touching a leper was a radical act. By touching a reviled outcast, Jesus defies Levitical law — the law of his time — and by so doing, he openly defies the power structure. Once Jesus touches the leper, the leprosy immediately vanishes and the man is made clean.
What does it mean those who sow with tears?
This verse speaks about how we should remember to look ahead of our struggles and sin and that the tears we shed today will be like seeds that are planted in a field that in time thru much toil and suffering will rise to a great harvest of joy and thankfulness.
The Lord tells us that we need to “have an eye single to the glory of God” to do His work. That means we need to be selfless and focus on the Lord's will, not our own.
To hunger for righteousness is to yearn for God's rule in our lives (Matt. 6:33). It is to have a thirst for God's Word and for the company of the godly.