“AT YOUR WORD I WILL LET DOWN THE NETS” (Luke 5:5)
📖Col 1:9-14; Ps 98:2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6 (R.v.2a); Luke 5:1-11
One of the problems in the Colossian Church which St. Paul had to handle in his letter to them is on the crisis of faith. False teachers were beginning to teach them wrong things about God, thus creating confusions among them, on whom to believe. Hence, St. Paul prays that God himself would fill them with the knowledge of his will to follow and grant them strength to do it (cf. Col 1:9-14).
It is always important to discover the will of God before we embark on anything we want to do. That is why prayer is very important in our lives.
The will of God might not be easy to follow, yet it leads us to prosperity in whatever we do. It is never deceptive nor destructive. It was not easy for Simon to believe and obey Jesus to throw out the net for a catch. Remember that Simon was the fisherman while Jesus ‘was just a carpenter’ – actually someone more than a carpenter; he is the Master of the universe. So when Simon obeyed the Master, the fishes had to obey too.
Is there anything in your life that is preventing you from obeying the Master’s voice? Do you think you are such an expert in your job that you do not need God to succeed? That is deception because apart from him we can do nothing (cf. John 15:5).
Let us pray for the Holy Spirit to help us discern, at all times, our need of God and his will for us, and grant us the courage to follow it faithfully for our own good and to the praise of his name. Amen.
Have a miraculous day ahead. Peace be with you.