The Call to Follow
Follow Me. This is the call of Jesus – to follow Him. We see this calling first to Peter and his brother Andrew in Matthew 4:
17 From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”
18 As He was walking along the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen. 19 “Follow Me,” He told them, “and I will make you fish for people!” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
These disciples left their lives as they knew it to follow Jesus.
In bridging the gap between the days of Peter and Andrew to us, David Platt questions our understanding of the call of Jesus on us: “Two thousand years later, I wonder how far we have wandered from this path. Somewhere along the way, amid varying cultural tides and popular church trends, it seems that we have minimized Jesus’ summons to total abandonment.”1 …continue reading