Fishers of Men

Have you ever wondered why Jesus chose simple fishermen and not the educated and elite of His time? After all He is the Son of God - The Royal Prince of Peace!

The Scribes, Sadducees and the Pharisees knew the Torah and the Laws of Moses, surely they were the very ones to be His disciples?

Have you ever become so skilled at your job that you are closed to new ideas, new ways of doing things? This described the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees.  Their minds were closed to new ways of understanding God.

Tradition and the Mosaic Law were the people's teachers, but only until Jesus came to show them a new way of seeing God. He wanted to show them the reality of a personal God through a close relationship with His Father.

So He chose simple folk like you and me, who had no preconceived ideas of what God is like and what He requires.

When we become a Christian we also become Disciples - that is if we follow Jesus everyday like the fishermen did.

Before Jesus came, the access to God was through obedience to the  Mosaic Law and good works that eventually lead to self-righteousness and legalism.

No one could keep all the 10 Commandments found in the Bible no, not even the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees!

Jesus wanted to show us that salvation is not about religion and law keeping; this is man's idea of how to make himself acceptable to God, but Jesus wanted to show us how God could make man acceptable to Himself!

It is only through the death and resurrection of Jesus who paid the price for our sins with His blood that we can be forgiven and saved.

God says, "All your righteousness is like filthy rages before Me..

but come, and I will wash you whiter than snow. 

Isaiah 1 verse 18 & Isaiah 64 verse 6 

Jesus' last words were these,

"Go into all the world making disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world." 

Matthew 28 verses 19,20.

 

 

 

 

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