Luke 5:5 (KJV)
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.
Verses 1-11 really need to be seen as a whole
There was the Word of God
Jesus had preached to the crowds out of the ship. Let God’s Word minister to you and others
There was the command of Jesus
We may expect that the Word of God will contain some command of God. He has ordained the saved unto good works.
There was the hesitation of man
God’s commands often go contrary to our experiences.
There was obedience
Nevertheless at thy word. This must be our rallying cry.
There was a great success
Surprising, unprecedented. Unlike what a man could have done
There was a united effort
The work of God must always be a joint effort. Never think we can do it alone. Each of us must individually choose to obey but then each of us must yoke up with others in the work.
There was an earnest surrender
This seems to me like an altar call.
There was a new purpose in life
God changes priorities in the lives of those surrendered to Him.
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