Jesus came by and said “Come Follow me”
Matthew left it all, what did he see?
He left it all but he took one thing
His ability and talent he had with a pen
The impact his words had in the ages to come
There was no way he could have known
Matthew must have had an ache in his heart
He was hated by all, his life was void
Something about Jesus he could not disregard
When Jesus said to him “Come Follow me”
Of all the disciples Matthew gave up the most
Peter and Andrew could go back to their boats
Matthew gave all he had believing in Christ
He trusted, surrendered and gave up his life
When Jesus said “Come, Follow Me”
Without hesitation Matthew agreed
With one action, in one moment of time
He made a decision, it was God’s design
In the Bible we have the first teachings of Jesus
Written by Matthew
This story of Matthew is a lesson for me
COMMENT ON MATTHEW
Matthew, an apostle of Jesus, shows a great example
of what it is to believe in Jesus.
When Jesus said “Follow me”, Matthew immediately
left his profitable career. He left his position of security.
He did not hesitate, knowing that he would be leaving
behind a career that provided wealth. For poverty,
for uncertainty. And knowing that he would never be
able to go back to that life.
Something about Jesus must have given him the courage
and belief that what he was leaving behind was no
comparison to what he was gaining.
Did he know that he was abandoning the pleasures of
this world to gain eternity?
I wonder how many of us today would be willing to do that?
As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew
sitting at the tax collector’s booth.“Follow me,”
he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.