Devotional Readings

Matthew 17: 27 – Angling for some fish…..

One of the title themes of my blog is Rainbow Trout.

Ok!…it’s a Salmon, but I like the Impression.
Here’s one that didn’t get away…

The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. The steelhead (sometimes called “steelhead trout”) is an anadromous (sea-run) form of the coastal rainbow trout (O. m. irideus) or Columbia River redband trout (O. m. gairdneri) that usually returns to fresh water to spawn after living two to three years in the ocean. Wiki.

Today’s verse is one of three limited examples of this kind of fishing in in the Bible.

Mat 17:27  Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

Notice in this case it was just a single fish. Unlike the masses of fish caught in other verses. 

I’m basically a FFO person in my fishing doctrine. And of course our bigger charge is:

Mat 4:19  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

I may need to check the stream guides to see what fly’s are in that particular hatch.

Mat 9:37  Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

Hopefully, encouraging you to read the Bible is good way to follow.
Anyway here are the other two verses.

Isa 19:8  The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.

Hab 1:15  They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

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