Heard this passage shared today in a meeting I was in and it struck me in a new way.
Matthew 13:52...He said to them, "Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old."
As a leader of an ethnically, economically, denominationally and generationally diverse congregation, I am always looking for beautiful biblical expressions of our actual/unique experience at CCF! This verse is one of those expressions.
I like the way that this verse brings forth the importance & place for both the old and the new. The Kingdom of God embraces this. It's like wisdom and fruitfulness in fusion! Lord, help us to live in the mature wisdom of the old AND the effective fruitfulness of the new.