Thursday, November 8, 2007

Hunters and Fishers

"But now I will send for many fishermen," declares the LORD, "and they will catch them. After that I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them down on every mountain and hill and from the crevices of the rocks." ~ Jeremiah 16:16

I read this the other day in the book of Jeremiah and I was surprised. I've always heard from Preachers and religious people that we are "Fishers of Men" in this world. When I hear that, I think of the times that I have been fishing: BORING and A LOT of waiting for something that might happen. In church, we do this a lot. If were have a good thing (bait), people will come. That might be nice but when I was unchurched, you could have been giving away 3 million dollars and I wouldn't have stepped into a church.

But then God calls others to be hunters and seek out people. I've hunted before. Maybe not for an animal but for clothes or information. I have such a better time but I feel more effective. I'm at least doing something and trying to bring people back to God when I'm hunting them out. This was how I was won over by Christ. People sought me out.

So which are you more prone to be: a fisher or a hunter?

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