Luk 5:8-9, 8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!” 9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken;
It is remarkable that when God called some of His greatest servants to service, He begun by giving them a thorough revelation of themselves in the light of Himself. Peter an experienced fisherman from years of studying and developing his craft, like a farmer understood the seasons and the times by which to fish. The morning before meeting Jesus was no different, only this time something unique happened. They had toiled all night and caught nothing. Jesus then appears with a great multitude, requests to use Peter’s boat as a pulpit to preach before instructing Peter to launch into the deep for a great catch. Peter gave a little push back before reluctantly taking Jesus at His word. I do not believe he did out of faith but out of desperation.
When you are desperate, chances are you will try anything. We would assume that Peter knew about Jesus as a son of a carpenter turned teacher. None of which came remotely close to his field, therefore he would be more experienced in this field. Peter recognised the deity of Jesus through the miracle; at the same time, that revelation also flashed into his own heart and revealed his own heart before him in a way it had never happened. He came to realize that the son of a carpenter and a teacher did not only know the times and the seasons, He controlled them. He gave gifts as He pleased and unto underserved. The miracle was not geared to prosperity, it was for revelation and commission.
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