This next gate to be built was called the fish gate because the fisherman of Galilee would bring their catch in through this gate to be sold. This has important symbolism. The first gate spoke of our salvation, the most important issue …the next speaks of our next role. After seeing that Jesus died for our sins, we must tell others about it. Their simple testimony of what Jesus has done in our lives qualifies us to be great ‘fishers of men’. But what has your business got to do with evangelism. It does. Let Christ shine in you and men will be drawn to Christ even through that business. Your Christ-like ethics and virtues will cause many to wonder and want to know your God.
This gate also is said to speak of the Church in the the apostolic calling where believers on fire for God sacrificed all and went out to turn the world upside down with the message of Jesus Christ
You can ask God to use your business and the testimony of Christ in your assignment in whatever sphere of life, to cause a great catch of fishes … your business can be a ship, fishing for souls … Christ will borrow your ship and provide you with instruments and He will draw the fish Himself to Him to be saved.
A badly run business that cuts corners with poor ethics is a reproach to Christ … Christ will not borrow such a vessel for soon it brings reproach to His glorious name. Be committed to kingdom virtues and ethics.
Verses for further meditation
Prov 16:17; Isaiah 35:8-9
Thoughts for Business and the work place
God’s Leaders often think differently and are widely variant on how they manage ideas … but they all commit to high ethical standards.
Suggestions for Prayer
O Lord, use this assignment in business as a ship that Christ can borrow to fish for souls. Amen
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