Freedom and Responsibility
"Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
- Matthew 4:19
Jesus went out and found common men to be His disciples. He did not look for men who were perfect. He did not look for scholars. He looked for ordinary men who were willing to deny themselves and follow Him and Him alone.
God has given us His Word with stories about the men and women He used to build His kingdom. Whether you are in the Old Testament or the New Testament, you will not find a perfect servant of the Lord unless you are reading about Jesus Christ.
What you will find is men and women who had a heart for God. They were men and women who knew they could accomplish nothing without the empowering of the Lord. They were men and women like you and me. They simply had a desire to hear the Lord say, “Follow Me …” and they were ready to go.