Matthew records the calling of Peter and Andrew (Matt 4:18-20). Jesus tells them He will make them fishers of men and they immediately left their nets and followed Him.
Going on from there, Jesus calls Zebedees sons, James and John, and they immediately left the boat and their father, and followed Jesus (Matt 4:21-22).
They were busy.
They had jobs.
They had family.
But they all IMMEDIATELY followed the Lord. The Bible uses the word, immediately, twice in this short passage.
Surely, our hearts are to pause and take note. For when the Lord calls we are to immediately follow. We are to follow in obedience to everything He says in His Word.
We are not to wait until it is convenient. We are not to wait on the approval of others. We are to turn our toes in His direction and do what He is asking us to do.
For to delay obedience is not obedience at all. What’s more, to delay to follow the Lord is to miss blessing and eternal impact.
Oh friend, let’s make the most of the day. Let’s listen for the Fathers voice. Let’s ask Him to show us sin in our lives and flee it. And, let’s look for eternal opportunities.
Let’s remember the call, the great commission call that Matthew will detail at the end of his gospel (Matt 28:19-20). We, too have this call on our lives.
Yes, this world is hard and dark, but this is even more reason to go tell of the light of Christ.
Friend, is the Savior asking you to do something? Do you feel Him putting someone or some ministry on your heart? Is there a need you could meet? Is there someone in need of godly encouragement today? Is there a truth you need to tell?
If so, do so. Don’t wait. Do so prayerfully and lovingly, but do so!