“Follow me…” —Matthew 4:19
Read Matthew 4:18-25
As the Lord Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, He saw two plain fisherman who He would use in His service. They were busy in their occupation and had no eye for the Lord. But the Lord Jesus saw them. The Lord knew Peter, but Peter did not take any notice of the Lord as yet. This also happens today – the Lord seeks those who do not look for Him. His eye may be upon you today, which is a marvellous thought. As you fulfill your daily tasks and routine, the Lord Jesus passes by.
But someone says, “How can this be? That happened while Christ was on the earth, but it does not take place today.” If we think this way, we are mistaken. Today, the Lord comes to us “in the garment of Scripture.” This means that the Lord touches us through His Word, the Bible. When this happens, then you cannot continue living according to your old ways, but change to be in accordance to the will of God.
The Lord touched Peter when He said: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). How did Peter react to this command? Did he want to settle things at home first? We do not read anything about his home, but only that he and his brother Andrew followed the Lord. How miraculous! To that end, the Lord still works today, calling sinners to Himself.
What does it mean to become “a fisher of men?”
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