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Ultimate Fishing

Today’s Verse:

And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. ~Matthew 4:19

There are two kinds of fishing. There is recreational or sports fishing which is done as a hobby and past time. There is commercial fishing where fishing is done as a livelihood. Our devotion this morning centers on men who did fishing as their livelihood. These men had lucrative and thriving fishing businesses that helped the seaside communities of Galilee. These men, who knew everything about fishing the Sea of Galilee, would be challenged to take on the ultimate fishing challenge. These men would be challenged to become fishers of men.

We see a sovereign summons.

Jesus is walking the shores of the Sea of Galilee and has His eyes on Peter and Andrew. He makes what I call a riveted summons. It is the call of the Lord of the Harvest to help Him reach the world with gospel. It is also a repeated summons. He not only called Peter and Andrew, but He also called James and John. The Lord still is calling for Christians to obey Him and get involved with witnessing and winning souls. These men fished for a living. Jesus was calling them to fish for living souls. Jesus is still calling