Devotions for May 31, 2017

MATTHEW 4:18-22

The First Disciples
18 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. 19 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” 20 And they left their nets at once and followed him.

21 A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them to come, too. 22 They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind.

NEW KING

In this passage Jesus is calling the disciples to Himself. He is calling them out of their kingdom, and into His kingdom.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: What did the disciples have to give up in this passage?

Q: Peter, Andrew, James, and John had to give up their careers–a source of security and identity–in order to follow Jesus. What do you need to give up today in order to follow Christ?

Q: What would your life look like if you did not “depend on your own kingdom”, but on God’s?

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