Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

– Matthew 4:21-22 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

Notice that Jesus didn’t ask them to make sure that everything was in order before they left their father’s business to follow Him. This is the nature of God’s calling. He does not tell us what is ahead. He does not check with us if we are ready. He simply calls to us and expects us to leave what we are doing, obey and follow Him. This pattern is as true today as it was back then.

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