Obedience when it doesn’t make sense

January 4th, 2011

In Luke 5:4-7 there is an interesting section of the Bible that touches on obedience when the request doesn’t make sense.

In this passage we see that Jesus asked Simon (Peter) to take his boat out into the deep water to catch some fish (V4). In verse five we see Simon’s response…

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

The thing I like about Simon’s response is that even though the request didn’t make sense to him at the time, he still chose to be obedient to Jesus’ request.

What was the result? He caught so many fish that he had to call other boats over to help. His boat was so full that it nearly sunk! (v7)

Often for us as Christians we can be in the same position. God can ask us to do something, but it really doesn’t make sense at the time.

Then after we have been obedient and done what God has asked, we get to see why He made the request and how important it was that we were obedient.

If God has asked you to do something that doesn’t make sense at the moment, I would encourage you to be obedient because it might just be one of those Simon and the fish moments for you!

God Bless,
Dave