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OCTOBER 4

 

 Jesus  saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men—Matt. 4:19.

 

 All of life’s affairs will teach us lessons profitable throughout its future, if we will receive them. Perhaps there was something peculiarly helpful in the fishing business something peculiarly like the great work in which the Apostles were to engage the remainder of their lives. Our Lord intimates this in His call. Fishing requires energy, tact, proper bait and that the fisherman keep himself out of sight. And these four things are requisites in the spiritual fishing in which the Lord privileges us to engage. We are to remember that as fish are easily alarmed when they find that anyone wishes to take them, so humanity is shy of being captured by anything, especially if they have the least suspicion that they may lose their liberties; and thus consecration appears to the world.

 

 

Parallel passages: Ex. 28: 1; 1.Sam. 3: 4-10; 1.Chron. 23: 13; Isa. 6: 8-10; Matt. 4:18, 20-22; 9:9; Luke 10: 1, 2; John 1:43; Rom. 10: 14, 15; 2.Cor. 5:18-20; Heb. 5: 4; Matt. 10: 7, 11-13, 16, 25, 27, .28; 28: 19, 20; Luke 24: 48.