“Come, follow me,” (Matthew 4:19) Jesus said to Peter and Andrew. Their response was “At once they left their nets and followed him. (Matthew 4:20)
Would you do what Peter and Andrew did? Could you do that? What reasons might you come up with to decline the Messiah’s call? You might say, “I owe it to my dad to keep working for him.” Or, you might say, “I’ve got obligations I have to deal with before I can go.” Perhaps you would ask, “How much per hour will you pay me to do the work (remember, Peter was married)?” Or, maybe just, “I’ve got plans, pick someone else.” But Peter and Andrew at once left their nets and followed him. (there’s no indication they were in debt)
What would family members, your employer, co-workers, and even fellow church members think of you? You might also be called a sinner. Nevertheless, live as one who’s home is not this world. Listen for your Master’s call. When Jesus our Lord calls, and He will call, there are no pros and cons. We must drop all our plans and immediately say, “Yes Lord.” He is our highest authority. All else is chaff compared to the Lamb of God.
Are you listening? Are you ready? Are you bound by debt and moral commencements that would be a sin should Christ call you right now? If so, I urge you to build a life that blesses others and is obedient to your local church, but always is ready should your “Lord and God” (John 20:28) suddenly call you away to a new task.
Review Matthew 4:18:20 which says, “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”At once they left their nets and followed him.” Are you ready? Do you already hear His footsteps coming for you? Life in this world is transient. A grave awaits us all. We need to live such that Jesus can call us and we can immediately run to Him.