A Thought For Today: “Choosing Jesus Disciples”
So who chose Jesus disciples?
You are invited to read the following Scripture passage.
35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.
36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”
They said, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”
39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”
So they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour.
40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus.
41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).
42 And he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter).
Well, sure Jesus chose His disciples. I believe the Holy Spirit was at work in this process too.
I believe the Holy Spirit put it in the disciple’s hearts to follow Christ.
The Bible doesn’t say that the disciples were unemployed people who needed a job.
They were already busily working away. The Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit called them away from what they were doing into the ministry of Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus still calls believers to Him. I suspect many who read this are already believers. I would challenge each of us to find someone who doesn’t know the Lord and introduce them to Christ. Perhaps when we are asked questions about Christ, we might reply as He did.