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Luke 5 8-11

[8] But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees saying,” Depart from me for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” [9] For he and all were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, [10] and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon,” Do not be afraid for now on you will be catching men.” [11] And when they had brought their boats to land, they LEFT EVERYTHING and followed him.

Well If you stuck along we made it to the end of this trilogy, the hardest part if you truly see. Not only did Simon Peter as he is referred to in verse 8 shamelessly admits of his unworthiness, but he tells him to depart from him (I assume because of how great he sees his sin). Not only did Jesus flip this on its head but he gave him a mission, catching men. I might’ve gotten ahead of myself yesterday and spoke about this already but to paraphrase we should be out there being a light in the world without shame or worry. 2 Corinthians 5;17, Mathew 10;33, Luke 5;10, Mathew 6;30, Psalms 34;10, Job 38;41, Genisis 9;3, Psalm 145 15-16 among many other verses.

I think verse 11 is my favorite of this short section of the text, they took their boats to land and left everything, can you imagine Jesus walking up to where you work, and out of nowhere you simply get up and start following him? I couldn’t imagine that but it is exactly what Simon Peter, James, and John did. Sometimes, well most times I think we value our physical possessions too much and can’t imagine living without them, for example, those in our 20s to 30s imagine out of nowhere phones disappeared what would you do? Or those of an older generation imagine if cars and television vanished wheat you do? I admit I, myself rely quite a bit on my phone and computer from having things such as my email and the Bible app. I’m not trying to villainize these products but even from Genisis, we were made to work and to rest and love [Gennisis 2;15, Galatians 5;14 and Mark 2;27] even warning us that being alone is not good [Genisis 2;18].

Published by The Mercy Table

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