I Will Make You Fishers of Men

 

When Jesus began to call his disciples, he chose ordinary men who were doing ordinary jobs but now would do extra-ordinary things. Peter, Andrew, James and John were fishermen who left their jobs to follow Jesus.

Paul wanted to teach us in Romans 10 that what seems ordinary is really supernatural. We cannot follow Jesus out of sheer will. There is a supernatural component also. “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved.” We can believe a lot of things but when you believe with your heart you are justified but when you confess what you believe you are saved. God makes no distinction of who can believe – man or woman, Jew or Greek; He welcomes all. He is the Lord of all.

If we know this as fact than our verbal confession is what motivates us. How will people believe if they have never heard? How do they hear if no one tells them? Paul said, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” We confess every day no matter where we go . But what are we really saying? I believe and I confess but what do people hear me say?

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