- In a chapel message at our seminary, guest speaker and pastor E. V. Hill made the statement that the church throughout the centuries has struggled with the temptation to be 'keepers of the aquarium instead of fishers of men.' Those words hit home to each of us in attendance. There is a world of hurt outside the walls of our churches and organizations, but we can be so intent on building our ministries that we don't go to where people are hurting. Instead, we just take care of our own. As Jesus' disciples, we all have the incredible privilege, and obligation, to carry the message of the gospel of the kingdom to those who lives in the darkness all around us.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
"Keepers of the Aquarium Instead of Fishers of Men"
From Mike Wilkins' commentary on Matthew, p. 189, commenting on Mt. 4:12-25: