Keep God's love and strength close at hand with jewelry from Shields of Strength. Unlike bangle bracelets, the sleek, solid 14k gold chain on this Fishers of Men bracelet has a low profile and distinctly masculine feel, making it an ideal piece of men's jewelry. This fisher of men bracelet measures 10 inches by 0.27 inch and is engraved with from Matthew 4:19, "I will make you fishers of men." Jesus said these timeless Words to Andrew and Peter who were fishermen. He challenged them to leave their profession, family, security and to follow Him. It was remarkable they dropped their nets and obeyed immediately. Jesus calls all of us to do the same...to drop our sinful past and follow him. Allow these challenging Words to take root in your heart, accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, follow Him, and share His love with others. The fisher of men bracelet is a physical reminder of Jesus invitation to follow Him. The 14K gold bracelet will retain its value and it is easy to clean with a warm water, mild soap, and a polishing cloth.
Jesus had met Peter and Andrew before this moment (John 1:35–42). Andrew, at least, had spent a day with Him, and Jesus had changed Simon's name to Peter. Before introducing Peter to Jesus, Andrew told his brother, "We have found the Messiah."
Their understanding that Jesus was the long-promised Christ, the one who would save Israel and being the kingdom of heaven to earth, may explain why they obeyed Jesus so quickly. Still, their faith and quick action is remarkable. Jesus had seen the brothers at work. They were in the middle of throwing a net into the Sea of Galilee. Without any small talk or explanation—at least not as recorded in Matthew's account—Jesus commanded them: "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
It was common in this day for a rabbi, or teacher, to gather students who would follow him in his daily life. They would be mentored by him, learning both through his words and through observing his daily interactions and choices. Jesus' call to younger men to follow Him in this way was not a foreign concept. Many rabbis and teachers had disciples. Andrew and Peter would have understood the role Jesus was calling them to fill.
The idea of fishing for men may have been strange; however, Peter and Andrew were expert fishermen. In one sentence, Jesus was already helping them understand the mission He would give to them.
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