Posted by: Rolf | August 10, 2014

Rules of Fishing

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“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” (Mark 1:17 ).

No words are more “thrilling” to the man who wants to be a “soul-winner” than these few words of Jesus.

It is how Jesus plans to “usher” in his kingdom. So it’s important to “think” like a fisherman….


• You have to put a line in the water.
• There must be a hook at the end of the line.
• There must be bait on the hook.
• You must cast the bait reasonably near a fish.
• Different fish go for different baits at different times. Good fishermen consider this.
• You must know when to set the hook. Some fish hook themselves immediately. Others run with the bait before they swallow it. If you have a runner, it will spit out the bait if it feels resistance (pressure).
• You must know how to set the hook. Fishing is a skill.
• If all previous points are done correctly, all that’s left is to reel in your fish.
• However, many fish escape just as you try to bring them into the boat (a heroic last ditch effort to escape the net).

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Fishin’ with City Slickers – a flash in the pan!

Bubba was “stopped” by a game Warden in Central Mississippi recently with “two ice chests” full of fish. He was leaving a cove well-known for its fishing.

The game Warden asked Bubba, “Do you have a license to catch those fish?” “Naw, sir”, replied Bubba. “I ain’t got no fishin’ license. But you gotta understand something – these fish here are my pet fish.”

“Pet fish?”  Yeah. “Every night, I takes these fish down to the lake and let ’em swim ’round for awhile. Then, when I whistle, they jumps right back into the ice chest here and I takes ’em home.”

“That’s a bunch of horse crap! Fish can’t do that.” Bubba looked at the game Warden “intently” for a moment and then said, “I swear it’s the truth, Mr. Government Man. I’ll show ya. It really works.”

“O.K.,” said the Warden. “I’ve got to see this!” Bubba poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited.

After several minutes, the Warden said, “Well?” “Well, what?” asked Bubba. The Warden asked, “When are you going to call them back?”

“Call who back?” “The FISH!’ yelled the Warden!” “What fish?” asked Bubba.

Moral of the story: “We may not all be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain’t all as dumb as some government employees.”

You can say “whatever” you want about the South, but you ain’t never “heard” of anyone retiring and “moving” up North…


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