#4336 – Makes No Sense

Good morning people who walk this life with God by faith

Matthew 4:18-20 NIV 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.

Jesus sees two professional fisherman casting a net into a lake to catch fish. Why? Because that’s what fishermen do – they catch fish.

Jesus sees them in their natural element; a place where they knew what to do and how it looks.

So what does Jesus say to them?

“Leave what you are doing – what you know, what you have trained for and what you expertly do – and come follow Me and I will teach you how to fish for people. “

This instruction of Jesus made no sense! You don’t fish for people – you fish for fish!

Sometimes God’s calling makes no human sense to us, and sometimes it even insults our own experience and our own expertise.

Yet, at Jesus’ word, they left their comfort and expert zone, and they followed Jesus, not knowing exactly what it would look like. WOW! Such faith!

Is your YES to God conditional on your understanding?