The Four Spiritual Secrets Devotionals

Find personal strength and encouragement in the unique way Pastor Woodward brings the Word of God to light

MBC Daily Devotional

A Covenant of Jesus

 “… Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” - (Matthew 4:19)

At the starting gate of their relationship with Jesus, two sets of brothers who were professional fishermen entered into a covenant with Him. Like all covenants that covenant was in two parts. Jesus challenged them: “You follow Me – that’s your part. I will make you – that’s My part. You follow Me – that’s your business. I will make you – that’s My business.”

When I was 18 years old a pastor shared the Gospel with me. When I told him I couldn’t do what an authentic disciple of Jesus was required to do, he told me I didn’t have to do it by myself. He told me about this covenant Jesus established with Peter and Andrew and James and John. I then made the commitment to follow Jesus and I entered into that same covenant. Next month I will be 80 years old and I have proven that if we will follow Jesus, He will make us. In other words, if we will keep our part of that covenant we certainly can trust Him to keep His part.

I strongly encourage you to consider entering into that same covenant with Jesus. You don’t have to do all the things involved in following Jesus. Fact is you can’t follow Jesus in your own strength or resources. Your part is to make the commitment to follow Him and then trust Him to do His part. He won’t do your part and you can’t do His part. But if you follow Him, He will make you whatever He is calling you to be. And if someone could show you what you will be doing in 20 years you won’t believe it!

About The Four Spiritual Secrets

Learn all about Christianity at with rich, theological articles, video, and audio focused on the life of Jesus Christ, Bible Study, the Christian church, and Christian living for families. Grow in your faith and walk with Christ as you read about the history of Christianity, salvation, evangelism and discipleship. Use free daily devotionals from your favorite pastors, authors, and speakers as a way to spend daily quiet time with God. Discover how devotions can help you make postive changes in your life toward living out the promises of God. also offers free online Bible study tools with over 30 translations and a library of commentaries, concordances, lexicons, and more for you to highlight, take notes in, and bookmark for studying the Word!

  • Editors' Picks

    4 Ways Theology Is Practical for Everyday Life
    4 Ways Theology Is Practical for Everyday Life
  • Is Your Church Worship More Pagan than Christian?
    Is Your Church Worship More Pagan than Christian?
  • How Do Your Desires Fit with God's Will?
    How Do Your Desires Fit with God's Will?