Day 21: Gone Fishin' (Luke 5:1-11)
Today’s Passage: Luke 5:1-11
If you are familiar with the Bible, you may recognize the phrase, “I will make you fishers of men.” Yet, did you notice, Jesus went fishing!
I love the image. Jesus, a carpenter by trade, embraces Peter and others vocation. I don’t think this is a small point.
One day earlier I mentioned Jesus has focus on his mission. Some people are called to have their focus be working in the church. In our day, we somehow elevate their work above other types of work. You will hear people say, “Did you hear David went into full-time ministry!” The tone is clear, that David chose a better path.
Let me be clear: we are all in full-time ministry—if we say we follow Jesus! And, all work that is being done for God’s glory is holy. One type of vocation is not better than the other.
Please notice I said, “work being done for God’s glory.” So, you can be in the business of making money, just do it for God—it is all his anyway! We have created a false barrier; people call it “secular versus sacred.” But isn’t everything God’s? He is about redeeming his entire world, and work offered to God—be it fishing or finances—is sacred.