The upward call of God

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 4:12-22 (day four)  “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men” (vs 19)  In some ways, what happened on the Sea of Galilee is unique to those men at that time.  There were only 12 original disciples.  None of us are called to their same assignment.  In other ways, our experience is identical.  We are also called “disciples” (cf Matthew 28:18)  We also know and follow Christ through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  To encounter Christ is, for us, exactly what it was for them, to be called to something higher.  Higher than family (they left their father).  Higher than career (they left their nets).  Paul later describes this as “the UPWARD call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14)  All of us are material people.  None of us are ONLY material people.   Christ calls us to the higher purpose of reaching people, building an eternal kingdom.  Friend, do you hear His call, His assignment?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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