He put to them the question, 'What are you seeking?' which elicited a reply so simple, so real, as to carry its own evidence. He is still to them the Rabbi - the most honored title they can find - yet marking still the strictly Jewish view. They wish, yet scarcely dare, to say what was their object, and only put it in a form most modest, suggestive rather than expressive. There is strict correspondence to their view in the words of Jesus. Their very Hebraism of 'Rabbi' is met by the equally Hebraic 'Come and see.' Their travel with the Great Teacher marked them as the first two disciples God led to Jesus. Andrew finds his brother Peter and leads him to the Messiah.
"And he (Andrew) led him (Peter) to Jesus. And when He saw him, Jesus said, "You are Simon, the son of Jona. You shall be called Cephas" (which is, being interpreted, "a stone")." (verse 43)
The next day Philip, who lived in the same city as Andrew and Peter, is directly called by Jesus to be a disciple. He soon informs his brother Nathanael that he has found the Savior spoken of in the scriptures.
"On the next day, Jesus desired to go into Galilee; and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me." Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
"Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of Whom Moses wrote in the Law, and also the prophets, Jesus, the son of Joseph; He is from Nazareth." And Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said concerning him, "Behold, truly an Israelite in whom there is no guile." Nathanael said to Him, "How did you know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." Nathanael answered and said to Him, 'Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.'" (verses 44-50)
As an shows, Jesus' first five disciples are led to him BEFORE his great forty day temptation by the devil! But before the Lord's temptation occurs the Gospels delineate one more very important event. This event, a wedding celebration in Cana, will be the place where Jesus will perform his first public miracle.