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November 8, 2016
This entry is part [part not set] of 3099 in the series Daily Words for the Christian Life
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Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
– Matthew 4:18–20

How did God gain Peter and Andrew? They were fishing when the Lord came to them (Matt. 4:18–20). The Lord took the initiative to appear to them. Jesus seemed to be nothing more than a Nazarene—could anything good come out of Nazareth (John 1:46)? He had no attracting form or comeliness (Isa. 53:2). Why would anyone follow Him? Yet when the Lord appeared to Peter and Andrew, they saw a glorious Lord and recognized His value. Then the Lord said to them, “Follow me.” This was His call.

Adapted from A Sketch of Genesis, page 78.

Tomorrow: “The Experience of God’s Calling” (3)

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