We … fast … but Your disciples do not fast. Fasting was most often a sign of sorrow, or of repentance (Esth. 4:3; Psalm 35:13; 69:10). Jesus identified Himself as the Messiah by using the term
bridegroom, as did John (John 3:29). Jesus came to bring the New Covenant (Jer. 31:31; Matt. 26:28; Heb. 8:6; 12:24). Any attempt to force this
new wine into the
old wineskins of the Old Covenant would destroy both.