I have a duty… To God.

Posted: 2011 06 10 by Paul S in Biblical manhood

I have a duty. I have a duty to my wife (and family). I have a duty to my friends. I have a duty to my country. I have a duty to myself. We all have these duties. But all of them pale compared to one. I have a duty to God.

I have a duty to God.

That seems like such a simple statement, but in fact its a hugely demanding one. So many Christians believe that in putting their life in God’s hands, they will have an easy life. This isn’t the case. Christ told us that we would be hated and persecuted for being His. Christ Himself went to the cross for our sins. I want you to understand, He went to the cross for your sins. He went to the cross for my sins. He went to the cross for the sins of the world, but for us to receive the atonement he made for our sins, we must follow him by accepting Him as Savior.

I have a duty to follow God, to follow His Son, Jesus Christ.

God gave us a clear guide in how to do this. In Moses’ day, God spoke with Moses and gave the law. This was not meant to be complete. It was a start. An impossible goal. A goal that would teach us that we can not be worthy of God without God. Man was created in His image, but we are only that, an image. Just as a photograph looks like the original but does not have all the qualities of the original, we have God’s image, but we do not have His power. What can we, as men, do to become more like Him?

The example given by Jesus is well documented for us. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John wrote down their experiences and the experiences of those they spent time with. The fact that these 4 Gospel accounts are so harmonious, yet were written by different men at different times, gives validity to their accounts. This is where we find Jesus’ example. The epistles are powerful and teach us alot of application, but it is Jesus’ life that holds the meat for us. You want something to bite into? You want something to feed your hunger?

In Matthew 4:19, Jesus tells Peter and Andrew, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Is this what you want to be? Jesus wants us to be fishers of men. Look at Matthew 28:19, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost.” So how do we do this? How do we follow these two statements, becoming fishers of men and making disciples of all nations? We follow Him. We show His love and compassion. We show His strength and righteousness. We show Him to the world, if only by being an image of Him. We be Christian, or “like Christ.” We devour the meat he left for us.

Read the Gospels. Immerse yourself in the Word. Follow His lead. It’s your Duty as God’s child and Jesus’ brother. I’m doing my best to meet this expectation. Will you walk with me? Will you accept the Duty He has called you to? Will you be a fisher of men?

Until the Whole World Knows,

Paul

Comments
  1. Mike says:

    One of my favorite verses(Mat 4:19)!!! Good stuff

  2. jelillie says:

    This is my heart beat brother! May we be his hand and feet to a world lost and in need!

  3. Fishers Men says:

    […] I have a duty… To God. « Hardcore Christian Men In Matthew 4:19, Jesus tells Peter and Andrew, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men ” Is this what you want to be? Jesus wants us to be fishers of men Look at Matthew 28:19, “Therefore, go and make disciples of […]

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