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What does the Bible say about fishing? – Biblical truths about fishing every Christian Should Know

What does the Bible say about fishing?

Be fishers for Christ and catch as many fish as you can. Your net and fishing pole is the gospel of Christ. Start spreading the Word of God today. Fishing is a great activity to do with your kids, friends, and wife and we see many times where Jesus did many miracles with fish.

I want to encourage you to treat evangelism like fishing. The world is the sea. You have all the tools you need so go out, catch fish, and enjoy these Scriptures as well.

Jesus used fish and fishing in the miraculous feeding of four thousand people (Matt 15:32-39; Mark 8:1-10) and five thousand people (Matt 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-14). The provision of fish and bread on these occasions was a sign of God’s ultimate provision through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This symbolism of fish as provision is further carried out with the fish that provides the temple tax for Jesus and his disciples (Matt 17:24-27).

In the Old Testament, the image of fish is at times connected with the uncertainty of life: “No one knows when his time will come. Like fish that are caught in a cruel net or birds caught in a snare, humans are trapped by a disaster when it suddenly strikes them” (Eccles 9:12).

In this case God is the fisherman gathering the people like fisherman gathering the people like fish for judgment or blessing.

May you find some insight from these related scripture quotes:

Exodus 7:18-21 ESV

The fish in the Nile shall die, and the Nile will stink, and the Egyptians will grow weary of drinking water from the Nile.”’” And the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, their canals, and their ponds, and all their pools of water, so that they may become blood, and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, even in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.’” Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded. In the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants he lifted up the staff and struck the water in the Nile, and all the water in the Nile turned into blood. And the fish in the Nile died, and the Nile stank, so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile. There was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

Matthew 14:13-21 ESV

Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.”

Luke 9:10-17 ESV

On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida. When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing. Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.” But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.” For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.

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