George Lockhart

follow me

18 As He was walking along the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen. 19 “Follow Me,” He told them, “and I will make you fish for[j] people!”20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.

Matthew 4:18-22

Upon reading this passage, it’s easy to see that when Jesus called the disciples their response was “immediately” (v20, 22). The response intrigues me some. Certainly these men were involved in their work, family businesses and making a living. Aside from the fact that…

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