Friday, September 23, 2016

The Daily Grace - Be a Fisher of Men

What does it really mean to be a fisher of men? Jesus promised us that He will teach us how to bring people instead of fish. At the beginning of Jesus' earthly ministry, He gathered a group around Him that would join Him in the kingdom task of rescuing the treasure of lost souls from our enemy, Satan. When He called them, He said "follow me" (Matt. 4:19). 

For them, following Jesus would mean a radical transition from catching fish to the enterprise of being fishers of men and women who were lost in the grip of sin. But the task would not always be easy. Jesus referred to the quest as taking up our cross to follow Him. It means that we should forget about ourselves and follow the will of Christ for us.

Be a fisher of men. Go and make disciples of all nations. Reach out to the lost. Proclaim the salvation and love of Christ to the world.

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