Then [Jesus] got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat. When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” But 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 5:3-5
I am Simon. At least I think I am. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
Was Simon obedient at letting down the net, or was he stubborn and let the net down only after implying to Jesus that it was a futile attempt.
Did Simon just want to prove Jesus wrong? Or did he truly want to obey, and unfortunately let his mouth speak before thinking?
Too many times I open my mouth before I think what to say. Unfortunately, our hearts are quick to respond, and when our mouth doesn’t close, we can say things we shouldn’t.
I’m not sure where Simon’s heart was, and I’m not sure it matters.
What I do know is that when Jesus tells us something, we should obey. And just like our parents taught us – don’t back talk! Especially to God!
What is He asking you to do?