Wednesday, August 2, 2017

They Forsook All

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 which they had taken; and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.” So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him. (Luke 5:11)

Jesus was not after fish, He was after Simon. Simon thought his life was about catching fish, but from this point on, it was about Jesus and catching men with the Gospel. Just like Simon, we will only find the true meaning of our lives when we are overmastered by the Lord and His calling. So don’t be afraid. Leave the boat, the net, the fish, everything, and everyone behind. Respond to the Lord’s calling. Your life is ahead of you, and it’s found in Christ Jesus. The choice is yours!

. . . they forsook all and followed Him.

Let's Pray - Lord, thank You for showing me what is truly important. I agree with Your word, and I will follow Your plan for my life. Amen.

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