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.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. – Matthew 4:18-20
This verse shows the seriousness of becoming Jesus’ disciple. Yes. That’s right. I did say disciples because if we are believers that’s what we’re supposed to be. Fishers of people. But recent prosperity and breakthrough preaching has jaded the mission and decreased the seriousness of discipleship. Instead of sacrificing the way Peter and Andrew did by walking away from our livelihoods to serve under the guide of the greatest teacher and demonstrator there ever was and will be.
Some have been duped into thinking it’s all about us. Our prayers are selfish, our actions are selfish, our motives aren’t pure. Because of the false teachings of prosperity some people who say they are Christ followers could care less about the spiritual and material well being of others.
Come, follow me is what Jesus is saying to this day. He wants us to be the gatherers in the harvest. It’s a lot of work but the workers are few.