1 Chronicles 1-3, Luke 5:1-16
I love in Luke 5:5 that Simon says, “because you say so”. He has doubts in himself but not in Jesus.
How perfect I’m reading this on Father’s Day
It’s also amazing to me that Peter, James, and John just dropped everything to follow Jesus. Imagine getting the catch of your life as a fisherman and just leaving that in the boat to go follow a man you just met. Crazy
Does anyone know why it was ok for King David to have so many wives/concubines? Had God just not established yet the law that a man shouldn’t take many wives?
16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
Love this! We can also be in lonely places, and Jesus is there. He’s not afraid of them, and those spots and seasons have reason and purpose in our lives. !!!
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 who 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; from now on you will be catching men.”
The way that Simon reacted to Jesus’ presence is truly amazing to me, and is an example for how we should view God. Not only because he is almighty and sovereign, but also because we don’t deserve His everlasting grace. But the fact that Jesus tells us to “not be afraid” even though this is the case is so comforting!! Praise the Lord for his blessings and consistent love!!
“But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed”
How sweet a reminder that we need time alone with our Father. We are never physically alone when we pray and go about our day. Jesus must have felt so alone to be separated from the Father and from his home. It was in the lonely places that he sought Gods company all the more.
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