Fishers

Written by Julie

On January 11, 2021

I recently discovered the song “Zion” by Aaron Shust, about God’s promises to Israel. One of the Scripture references given in the official lyric video is Jeremiah 16:14-15.

Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be said, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.

Jeremiah 16:14-15 (KJV)

It’s the verse after those, though, that caught my attention.

Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.

Jeremiah 16:16 (KJV)

My brain immediately connected this verse to one (okay, technically two) others.

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Matthew 4:18-19 (KJV)

“I will send fishers to gather My people,” God said in the Old Testament. Years later, in the New Testament, God-in-flesh called fishermen to be fishers of men–to lead others to become God’s people.

I don’t know if those verses are connected, if what happened in Matthew was what God was referring to in Jeremiah. But I do know that I’m sitting here crying because. . . oh, I don’t know. God’s showing Himself to me through His Word and these thoughts? God’s even more amazing and vast than I previously realized? I’m convicted about not knowing my Bible as well as I thought? I’m grateful there’s always something new to learn/realize about God and the Bible?

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I don’t have much else to say about that, but I do want to ask if anybody has any ideas for a blog post (topic, verses, whatever). I had mentioned wanting to do one on eating/glorifying God in our eating/being temples of God/etc.; it’s, um, getting there, but I’d appreciate any thoughts you have about that topic! 😊 Have a good week, y’all! 😊

		
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Julie

Julie

Hi, I'm Julie, a 15 year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm a sophomore in high school (Abeka Academy), and am starting my second year of violin lessons. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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Brenna
Brenna
1 month ago

God always shows us things if it is His will and we are open to Him! ♥️ Thank you for sharing, Jules!
Also about the temple of God, you could talk about stuff we eat… Like YouTube or movies, or books that don’t have any lasting value on our spiritual life. Those could probably be feeding the flesh instead of the Spirit?

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