Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 19 (Exodus 2; Luke 5; Job 19; 1 Corinthians 6)

What would you do if the Lord blessed you with $5,000 in a miraculous way? Maybe you would throw a party or celebrate by buying something new. Perhaps you would pay off some debt or help one of your friends who were in need. In Luke 5 the Lord Jesus blesses Peter with the equivalent of $5,ooo in the form of a huge catch of fish. After Peter and his buddies had spent all-night and caught nothing Jesus blessed him with a wonderful catch. Notice, however, how Peter responds.
 It might seem at first glance to be very strange. He says, “Depart, from me, for I am a sinful man O Lord.” (v.8) Why did he respond this way? I think it is because he caught a glimpse of who Jesus was, and whenever we catch a glimpse of who God is we realize just how sinful we are. Read the first 10 verses of Isaiah 6 for an Old Testament example of this. So, what did he do with the money? Verse 11 says that when he brought the boat to land he “left everything and followed Him.” He left the money for the greater treasure He found in this holy Jesus. If we think this is foolish than we still have not come to a proper understanding of Jesus.

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