Tonight my family held family scripture study. We are studying, not just reading, the New Testament as part of my church’s new home-centered and Church-supported curriculum. (I’ll write more about that in another post). We read Luke 4 and Matthew 4. Both chapters started with Satan tempting Jesus after His forty days and forty nights of fasting:
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
These versus are a wonderful reminder to me that Jesus was tempted by Satan but easily overcame it because He is the Son of God. He fasted and prayed to the Father as He prepared to begin His three year ministry.
Matthew 4: 18-19
18 ¶ 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.
19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
I have wondered, how can I follow Jesus and become fishers of men? By obeying His commandments and following his example of how to live. As I act on my trust in the Lord, He can help me do so much more then I could ever do on my own.