The Ignorant Fisherman
Since Nov 21, 2008
2000 years ago before Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead, He chose men. The elite class and religious rulers of that day called these men ignorant. God, however, called these men to be His Fishermen and Ambassadors to the dying world.
Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. 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. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men (Mark 1:14-17).
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus (Acts 4:13).
Almighty God would use these “ignorant” men for changing the landscape of the world by sharing the wonderful Good News of God’s plan of salvation (Matthew 28:18-20). Christ would also use these Jewish men to build His Church after the rejection of His Kingship and Kingdom offer to Israel (Matthew 16:13-19, Acts 2,3).
Today the wise and prudent of this world still reject and scoff at the claims of Almighty God’s saving grace, Christ’s soon return and the coming judgment on the world and see it as absolute foolishness (1 Cor. 1: 18-31). In the day in which we live, it is our desire to be God’s watchmen and to look at current events through the eyes of Almighty God’s Word. 2000 years later, God still saves and uses Ignorant Fishermen for His glory. Glory to God in the highest! Even so come Lord Jesus!
If the wisdom of this world in which we are living in is making any sense to you today, then I’ll choose the wisdom of God and the foolishness of The Cross! (1 Cor. 1:16-31). Dr. J. Vernon McGee
Are you “Ignorant” enough to follow The Lord? The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand!