TEXT: Matthew 4:18-22
As Matthew tells us about Jesus’ calling of His disciples, we learn some important truths about what it means to be a follower of Christ. We learn, first, that Jesus takes the initiative to call us to Himself. He pursues us even when we are not pursuing Him. But, as He calls us, it may require us to leave our current occupation. Peter and Andrew were out fishing when Jesus called them. They expressed their commitment to Jesus by leaving that occupation behind.