14 約翰下監以後，耶穌來到加利利，宣傳神的福音， 15 說：「日
期滿了，神的國近了。你們當悔改，信福音！」 16 耶穌順著加利
打魚的。 17 耶穌對他們說：「來跟從我，我要叫你們得人如得魚
一樣。」 18 他們就立刻捨了網，跟從了他。 19 耶穌稍往前走，
又見西庇太的兒子雅各和雅各的兄弟約翰在船上補網。 20 耶穌隨
16 這等人若不行惡，不得睡覺；不使人跌倒，睡臥不安。 17
因為他們以奸惡吃餅，以強暴喝酒。 18 但義人的路好像黎明
的光，越照越明，直到日午。 19 惡人的道好像幽暗，自己不
14After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
15“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”
16As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into
the lake, for they were fishermen. 17“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
18At once, they left their nets and followed him. 19When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son
of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20Without delay he called them,
and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
1.Jesus’ disciples didn’t become faith giants once they met Jesus. Their faith and commitment grew step
by step, just like all believers. They didn’t understand Jesus’ calling then but they all responded by following Him immediately.
2.Jesus is still calling disciples who have the same urgency for spreading the gospel and following Jesus.
Do you hear his calling? What is it that is holding you from following the Lord?
3.Stay silent before the Lord. Think of the obstacles that are holding you back. Write them down one by one.
Tell them to the Lord. Wait and listen to what the Lord is speaking. Then, continue this conversation with the Lord throughout the day…
Prayer & Journaling:
On your prayer journal, as you listen to God, write down a few thoughts, questions,
words, names, drawings, or anything that has come to your mind during this time.
Proverbs for Today: 4:16-19
16 For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;
they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedness
and drink the wine of violence.
18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
19 The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know over what they stumble.