Luke 5

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Luke 5 has Jesus in the midst of people, right where they lived and worked.  The chapter begins with His teaching from a boat owned by Simon Peter, after which, he asks them to go out into the deeper water and drop down their net.  Peter replies “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing”!  Based on the facts, this seems like a futile effort.  They were tired as they had worked through the night to attempt to catch some fish, but Jesus ignores those facts and asks Peter to go out and give it another try.  Peter was a seasoned fisherman, who had his doubts.

He does what Jesus asks though. “But at your word I will let down the nets. And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking”. Jesus didn’t just give them some fish in…

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