The Nevertheless of Obedience


At Your Word I Will

For times when following Christ seems too hard,

“Simon answered and said to Him, ‘Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.’” (Luke 5:5 NKJV)

Exhausted from an unproductive night of fishing, Jesus’ command to “let down your nets” must have seemed a mockery for the bone-weary fishermen. No doubt, Peter, the expert fisherman, thought Jesus’ directive made no sense and was a waste of time; because fish were supposed to be caught at night, not during the day light hours. “Nevertheless,” Peter obeyed and was rewarded with bulging nets of blessings. Have you struggled with a lack of faithful obedience? You are not the first (not the last) to grapple with the decision to follow Christ’s commands; especially, one that flies in the face of human instinct. So today, incur God’s blessing by bridging the chasm between doubt and obedience with “nevertheless.”

For the whole story read Luke 5:1-11

Other post in this series, “The Nevertheless of…”

God’s Firm FoundationSharing The Good News, New Heavens And A New Earth and Of Christ’s Sacrifice.

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