Jesus' First Disciples

  1 hour

  15 March 2022

In Luke 5:1-11 we read that Jesus was talking to a crowd near a lake. It was difficult for him to speak because of the pressure of the crowd. Seeing a couple of fishing boats nearby, He stepped into one of them, and asked to place the boat a short distance from the shore in order to finish speaking to the crowd. After He finished preaching, Jesus turned to Simon Peter who owned the boat and instructed him to lower the nets into the water. Peter was hesitant at first to drop his nets again because it was daytime. He relented and obeyed the instructions of the Lord and was wonderfully blessed for doing so. The message we learn here is to trust means to obey willingly without knowing the end from the beginning. To produce fruit, your trust in the Lord must be more powerful and enduring than your confidence in your own personal feelings and experience.