Shelby G. Floyd
To some early disciples, Jesus said, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men” (Mark 1: 17 NKJV). These men to whom this statement was made were fishermen. They made their living by catching fish out of the Sea of Galilee. Therefore, they were well qualified to understand the figurative statement of Christ that they were to become fishers of men. They understood that this meant they were to be evangelists concerning the kingdom of God. They were to be the fishermen, the sea would include the whole world, the fish would represent all humanity and the net would be the gospel.
We Must Be Fishers of Men
Today, if we would serve Christ, we also must be fishers of men. If we would follow Christ, we must be like Christ; but in order to be like Christ, we must endeavor to seek and to save the lost. Jesus said, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19: 10). We must be fishers of men because the everlasting souls of men are worth more than the entire world.