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📖Mark 1:16-17 (ESV)
16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”
Following Jesus redefines our purpose in life. The once lowly fisherman, whose efforts were focused on catching fish, now casts his net to catch men. Our new purpose is rooted in our identity in Christ, as we live to make His name known to a lost world so that others can be saved by believing the Gospel. It shouldn't escape our thoughts that the first disciples Jesus called were lowly fishermen. The King of glory calls, saves, and uses common vessels to accomplish His divine work of proclaiming the good news of salvation. The depth and breadth of God's knowledge and love are profound. What a wonderful friend and Savior we have in Jesus! Have you ever asked God, "How can You use such a lowly person as myself?" Well, I'd say that your question is a good starting point to understand that He came to save sinners, of whom I am the worst. Today, I encourage you to cast your nets! Have a blessed week.
🙏I'm praying for you always. ❤️
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