Have you ever questioned the wisdom of the Lord’s commands? Sometimes doing things His way makes no sense to us. That’s what happened to Peter at the Lake of Gennesaret.
He and the other fisherman had toiled all night with zero success. They were weary and discouraged, and the last thing they wanted was to make even one more futile attempt. These men were professionals who knew this wasn’t the right time to catch fish. So they were probably skeptical when Jesus told them to push out and cast their nets once more.
What they had yet to learn was that apart from the supernatural involvement of God, all their self-effort was in vain. A short time later, as they hauled their bulging nets to shore, the men doubtless began to understand an eternal principle that many people have yet to realize: The Lord’s instructions are given with a specific, sovereign purpose.
Peter could never have imagined what kind of reward was in store for his obedience. The miracle he saw Jesus perform opened his eyes to the divinity of Christ. And the invitation to follow Jesus changed the entire course of Peter’s life. He had no regrets for obeying, and neither will you.
Bible in One Year: Isaiah 58-62