McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Ex 2, Lk 5, Job 19, 1 Co 6

And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him. (Luke 5:4-11)

While reading is this morning I was struck by the nature of the miracle: just the right number of fish must congregate in the lake right where the nets are cast so that the nets are full and require all the fishermens help to pull them in. Peter sees the divinity of Jesus. But it seems that they also must have seen how Jesus can provide. The next thing Jesus does is call them into service, “from now on you will be catching men.” When Jesus commissions us into service, he always provides the means. His resources are unlimited.

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