Blessed be the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us study the bible.
In fishing, there is fishing using a hook, and there is also fishing using nets.
Hook fishing is fishing that involves catching fish individually, so it takes a little longer and also has less impact. And in this fishery only two things are involved in catching fish, and that is the hook itself, along with the bait!.
And the bait used is a small piece of flesh that will attract fish, so when every fish is caught then the fisherman has to put another bait for another fish. This is a good fishing but it has little effect and lasts a long time.
And that’s none other than net fishing which doesn’t use a small piece of flesh ha a great result. And that is through the use of nets and light.
This fishing is usually done at night, where the fishermen go to the high seas and then turn on their light and when they do, the fish are attracted to the light and move closer to the vessel and eventually into the nets. And the results are huge, fish are available in large quantities and in a short time.
What does this teach us? The bait of light is better than the bait of using small piece of flesh. And we who preach the Lord Jesus will be compared to fishermen. And in the ocean world and just as fishermen go fishing at night, so do we go fishing in a world of deep darkness. (Lost world, people drowned in the darkness of the world, whom the devil has blinded their eyes from seeing).
But our bait is not meat fillet. That will have no effect in the midst of the thick darkness of the ocean. The bait we need is light.
Matthew 5:14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Just as fishermen’s attracts many fish at night, So our ACTIONS (which are the lights of the world), that is what preaches and attracts more people to Christ than the miracles we perform, or the languages we speak, or our gifts or anything else.
Remember always the best bait is OUR LIGHTING LAMES (Which are our actions), the more our lights shine the more our lights appear and attract more fish.
Philippians 2:15 “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world”.
Is your Light shining in the middle of this dark world ??
May the Lord help us and Bless us.