Mark 1:16-18 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. (17) And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. (18) And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
Better...who doesn’t want better? We buy the “New and Improved” laundry soap because it is “Better”. We get a new car because it is better.
How about a Better YOU? That is what Jesus promises.
In our text today, we find Jesus in the very early stages of his ministry. At this point in time, he doesn’t have many (if any) followers. While walking along the shore, he runs across 2 fisherman: Peter and Andrew.
One thing that is so profound about this passage is that Jesus breaks ALL of the rules of starting a revolutionary movement. If I was going to try to change the world, I would hire a great PR firm, hire the best sales people, take some classes on developing a new image. In short, I would want to surround myself with EXPERTS. Jesus encouraged ordinary, average people. Common fisherman.
In verse 17 we find Jesus asking them to follow him! In doing so, Jesus said, I will make you fishers of men! This was a task they had neither the experience, training or education to do. Does not matter with Jesus! Because HE can make us BETTER than we ever imagined that we could be!
How can that be? How can he make us so much better? We find the key in the next verse!
They forsook their current life and FOLLOWED Jesus! You cannot be the best version of you without being willing to change. You cannot be better by staying in your same circumstances and environment. You have to be willing to ALLOW Jesus to make you better.
Do you want to be Better? Seek a better life by Following Jesus!
Reflecting His SON,
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