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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
deute mou Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Keyword: The Chronological order of the life of Our Christ
Deute mou is a Greek phrase rightly interpreted Follow Me. However, the punctuation iswrong. Instead of period at the end of the sentence, the way is should be used would haveit followed with a exclamation point more like this: "Follow ME!"
Let us start by reading John 1:35-42:
Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, "Behold the Lamb of God!" And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, "Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest Thou?" He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where He dwelt, and abode with Him that day: for it was about the tenth hour (4PM).
One of the two which heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, "We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ." And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. John 1:35-42 ACP/KJV
Now if we did not have other accounts we would assume that Peter and Andrew became disciples of Jesus right then and there, but that is not the case. What happened is that Andrew had been with John the Baptist, and when Jesus came walking up, John said "Behold the Lamb of God!" Andrew and one other of John's disciples then left John and went with Jesus. Later that day, after spending time with Jesus, Andrew left, went and got his brother Peter, and the two of them went and visited Jesus.
But as you will see, the next day, Jesus walks up to Peter and Andrew and commands them, saying "deute mou!", Follow Me. In saying "deute mou" Jesus left no wiggle room, no room for dissent or argument.
Now, let's look at Matthews account which adds more detail:
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(deute mou!), and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed Him.
21 And going on from thence, He saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them. 22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed Him. Matthew 4:18-22 ACP/KJV
Now, let us read how Mark adds detail and confirmation:
16 Now as He walked by the sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after Me (deute opiso mou!) , and I will make you to become fishers of men. 18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed Him. 19 And when He had gone a little further thence, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets. 20 And straightway He called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after Him. Mark 1:16-20 ACP/KJV
Now let us read from Luke 5:1-11 which will confirm details found in the other Gospels and add even more detail, after which I will summerize.
1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon Him to hear the word of God, He stood by the lake of Gennesaret (Also called the Sea of Galilee and the Sea of Tiberius), 2 and saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And He entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed(asked) him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And He sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4 Now when He had left(finished) speaking, He said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught(catch). 5 And Simon answering said unto Him, "Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at Thy word I will let down the net." 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord." 9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. 11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed Him. Luke 5:1-11 ACP/KJV
So, you see, we now have the complete picture of how it came about that Peter, Andrew, James, and John became the first four disciples of our Lord Jesus.
First John the Baptist says, referring to Jesus, "Behold the Lamb of God!". Then Andrew, Peter's brother and one other of John's disciples leaves John and follows Jesus asking Him where He is staying. That same day Andrew goes, gets Peter and introduces him to Jesus, then Peter and Andrew return to their homes and go fishing. The very next morning Jesus walks up to where Peter, Andrew, James and John are working on their nets, and asks Peter to take Him out a short way in his boat so that Jesus can preach. Peter obeys and Jesus preaches.
Once Jesus has finished preaching He tells Peter to row out further and drop his nets. Peter, being tired from a hard night of fishing with no fish to show for his efforts, is a little hesitant, but does as Jesus asks. The next thing you know they have caught two boat loads of fish and have to have John and James come out with their boat to help bring in all the fish they have caught. But before Peter can even call to John and James for help, he falls down before Jesus and says "Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord."
Jesus looks down at Peter and says lovingly " Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.".
Peter, James, John, and Andrew were small businessmen. They owned a fishing business, yet, when Jesus said to them, "Follow Me", they didn't argue, they didn't make excuses, they didn't say anything. They simply left all and followed Jesus, holding nothing back. Can we say we have done the same?
Sometime in the not too distant future I want to talk to you men in the Militias, about Luke 20:25 and Matthew 24:24.
Lord, make my faith as that which I perceive the Samaritans to have had. Amen.
As you ponder today's Scripture, ponder also your own relationship with Christ. Are you a Samaritan or are you a Galilean?
Lord give us eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart attuned to Your word.
Men, let us strive to be men who follow Christ, and pray our wives will, as Peter's and Abraham's wives did, simply follow.
Nai erchomai kurios Iesous.
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