The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Luke:5:1 @ And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

kjv@Luke:5:2 @ And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

kjv@Luke:5:3 @ And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

kjv@Luke:5:4 @ Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

kjv@Luke:5:5 @ And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

kjv@Luke:5:6 @ And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

kjv@Luke:5:7 @ And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

kjv@Luke:5:8 @ When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

kjv@Luke:5:9 @ For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:

kjv@Luke:5:10 @ And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

kjv@Luke:5:11 @ And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

Today's notes:


Study Resources:

filter:NONE word of God

G1988 - Master

filter:OT-POET Psalms AND thy word

G268 - sinful

dict:torrey Call of God


We get the impression that Jesus was active and drew a pressing crowd before even calling the Disciples in to service. Luke also has Jesus in Peter's house ahead of this calling. The teaching and miraculous works of Jesus are to take precedence over anything gained by the addition of twelve Disciples.

If left to Luke's account we would conclude that this was the first calling by Jesus with His first Disciples. Other accounts record a previous event where brother Andrew introduces Jesus to Peter; Andrew and another disciple (likely partner John) having been familiar with Jesus from time spent following the Baptist. There is also record of Jesus watching Peter from the shore alone before having conversation in the boat and also the four making immediate decision. Harmony suggests that there was more than one meeting climaxing in one eventual immediate decision.

A professional fisherman coming back after a long night without a catch is a fisherman that has tried everything that he knows, has used all of his skill and cunning to exhaustion and probably doesn't need a preacher from inland Nazareth telling him to go back out. Luke is likely relaying friend Peter's account of this event; to hear Peter's account from Peter's own lips would be delightful to say the least. The key phrase of course is "nevertheless at thy word"; a phrase we would do well to adopt for our own discipleship. Then like Luke watching Peter's eyes light up at the overwhelming catch brought in by the Lord other's could watch our eye's as we recount His work in our nets as well!

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@2Peter:1:16 @ For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

kjv@2Timothy:1:9 @ Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

kjv@Psalms:119:38 @ Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

kjv@1Timothy:1:15 @ This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

kjv@Romans:10:17 @ So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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