Week of March 10
Ed Young Television Weekly Devotional
Fishers of Men
"Come, follow me,” Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19
Jesus’ life had a specific purpose—it was all about fishing. I’m not talking about fishing for fins and scales. His goal was to make each of us fishers for the hearts and souls of others who matter to God. Christ’s purpose for us is very simple. It is very powerful. Jesus told us to fish. Jesus did not tell us to be catchers of men—he told us to be fishers of men. He will do the catching.
Being a fisher of men is an active sport, one that takes work. You have to talk and communicate and share your beliefs with people. The greatest thing about sharing your faith is that you are not alone. You are in a partnership with God. When you accept Christ’s purpose to witness to others, know that he is going to be there with you.
Take some time this week to think of the people in your life who don’t know Christ. Are you doing what Jesus asked of you? Ask those people to come to church with you. Cast God’s Word to them. Don’t worry about catching them—leave that up to Jesus. All you have to do is fish.
Lord, Thank you for communicating creatively with me about how I am suppose to communicate your love to those around me. Help me be obedient to Christ’s command to become a fisher of men. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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