Context: Jesus has worked a miracle. After teaching from a boat, He instructs Simon (Peter) to, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” Simon explains that they had already fished all night and didn’t catch anything. When they let their nets down, the load of fish is greater than their nets or boats can handle. Simon is afraid and says, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”
Luke 5:10 “…Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.’”
Observation: Jesus gives Simon a higher calling. He invites him to rise above the natural task and move to the supernatural task. He wants him to be part of the life transformation business.
Application: “Lord, I want to be a fisher of men. I want to be used by You to catch people, bring them into the kingdom of God and into relationship with Jesus.”
Have you accepted God’s call on your life to bring people to Him? What do you need to do today to be faithful to that call?