“And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (NASB)

When a person discovers the truth about his sin and need for a Savior, he is one step away from experiencing a new life.  The only thing lacking at that moment is a response of faith.  Faith simply takes the truth and acts on it.  That’s where the “fisher of men” comes in.  He helps to connect the dots for the disconnected person.

It is not a matter of eloquence or delivery that determines whether a person experiences the forgiveness of God.  It is an issue of truth.  The truth is that we are all born sinners and await judgment of an impending sentence  of death (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23).  It is also true that the death of Jesus paid our debt while the resurrection of Jesus Christ demonstrated His power over death.  The collision of these two truths is all that is necessary to produce life.  All that lacks for this to become a reality for a person is faith.

The “fisher of men” is not called to convince people of the truth.  They are called to get the word out about the truth.  It will not depend on how eloquent or articulate you are.  It will simply depend upon whether you will allow God to use you to deliver the message.

The Bible says, “as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12).  How will others know this unless “fishers of men” get the word out.  They won’t!  This is God’s strategic plan.


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