The New Covenant in Christ- John 2:1-11

2. It symbolizes the New Covenant in Christ.

According to Bible scholars, it is important to take note when John writes about a detail. Aside from the fact that the book of John is an eyewitness account, the details he writes point out important meaning. In verses 6-10, John writes about six water pots of stone containing 20-30 gallons each. The Jews use the water in these stone pots for ceremonial purification. If you are a Jew and a couple invites you to their wedding ceremony, you shall enter by the area where these stone pots are, you shall clean your hands, and feet with the water so that you would be ceremonially clean. We can see that in Mark 7:3-4. Otherwise, you cannot enter into the wedding banquet. If you do not do this, chances are, you are a gatecrasher.

In verse 7, the Lord commanded the servants to fill the stone pots with water and they filled them up to the brim. In the original Greek, a better translation is overflows”.

Observe; the Jews used the water in those stone pots for ceremonial purification. It symbolizes a cleansing that comes by observing the Law and the tradition of the Jewish elders. Jesus turned it into wine. The kingdom of God is like a wedding banquet and the Father of the groom invites us all to come. We can enter in because we are clean not by the water in the stone pots but by the wine that overflows for all of us! “And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink you all of it; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matt 26:27-28). The wine symbolizes the New Covenant in the blood of Christ.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, the Lord has washed our sins with His blood and has renewed us inside and out. We ought to live transformed lives as people of the New Covenant. The Father has given His Son. What else could He not give? Let us make every effort to become living proofs of God’s amazing miracle.

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