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Luke 5:5-Nevertheless, I Will Obey Your Word

Luke 5:5-5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

After a night of struggle, disappointment and discouragement, the disciples decided to call it quits for this fishing trip. They came back to shore and began washing their nets.

Having seen 2 boats, Jesus enters into Peter's boat and makes it a floating pulpit so that he may teach the crowd. Having done so, Jesus commands Peter  to "move out a little from shore".

Having finished teaching the people commands Peter to "launch out into the deep and let your nets down".

Peter, who was filled with doubt of catching anything because of his inability to catch the night before, did as Jesus commanded him to, but of course not without letting Jesus know that this fishing trip is just a waste of time. 

Let's listen to what Peter said to Jesus: "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But at your "Word, I will let down the net."

When Peter did as Jesus commanded, the catch of fish was so great that the nets break.

Jesus teaches us that obedience to the Word of God causes us to grow in our faith. It allows God to perform the supernatural while at the same time, increasing our trust and dependence upon Him and His Word.

Jesus is showing us that there is nothing too hard for God and that "all things" are possible to them that believe. 

We all must come to the place where Peter has come in this text, even in the midst of doubt. Peter said "Lord, we toiled all night long and caught nothing , but , Nevertheless, at thy word, I will do what you said". That is the place where God is trying to get us to. A place of obedience to His Word.

Jesus command did not make any sense to them, knowing that they had worked hard all night and caught nothing.

In obeying the Word of the Lord there is always a harvest to reap. Peter and the other disciples reaped, grace, faith and a boat overflowing with fish. They learned not only how to fish, but how to become “fisher of men”.

Regardless of what the night, days, weeks or month before have been for you and I,  we must resolve to forsake our plans, our intentions, our desires and  accept God's direction and instructions for our lives from that moment forward.

Nevertheless, I will obey your Word. Is this our response to God’s call to obedience?

Launch out into the deep. Let you faith take you to a place where you never been before.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being God.

Debra

 

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