Based on my reading of Matthew 4, I meditated on the theme “Answering The Call Of The Lord.”
““Come, follow Me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Matthew 4:19
This was the call Of The Lord Jesus to Simon called Peter and Andrew. And the Same Call is still relevant for each of us today. But how do we respond? By rejection, ignorance, doubt?
Peter and Andrew, as well as Jacques and John were fishermen who were performing their daily tasks when The Lord Jesus called them. In both cases, we see that they didn’t hesitate. They responded immediately by following The Lord, leaving what they were doing.
“At once they left their nets and followed Him.” Matthew 4:20
“Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.” Matthew 4:21-22
These four disciples Of The Lord Jesus were simple fishermen, but He was able to use them to do extraordinary things. Today again, regardless of age, educational level, social status, occupation, The Lord Jesus performs extraordinary things through ordinary people who have answered His Call by accepting Him in their lives as their Lord and Savior.
“Today, if you hear His Voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” Hebrews 3:15