Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Something is Wrong Part 2

We're now going to tie in  2 Chronicles 7:14 with Mt 4:19:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."

If you are not a fisher of men, something is wrong. Jesus explained that if you follow Him, He will make you a fisher of men. The problem is not with your talent, ability, or even your spiritual gifts. It is the responsibility of Jesus (not you) to turn you into a fisher of men. If you are not doing this, then you are not following Jesus. You need to admit that something is wrong.

Some Christians turn to Calvinism, attributing their failures to the sovereignty of God. Other Christians point to the failures of successful Christians, praising themselves for not having fallen into the same sins, while ignoring the fact that they have not had the same successes. Some Christians turn to busy work, fumbling about church business without accomplishing anything that wouldn't have been accomplished without them.

Brethren, if you are not a fisher of men, you need to admit: something is wrong.

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