Luke unveils a less gory story of faith in his gospel, which he describes as follows:
One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets” (Luke 5:1-5).
Imagine Simon (later called Peter)—an experienced and seasoned fisherman—being told by Jesus to go back “out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” They had just returned from a fishing trip. They were all wrapped up—even washing the nets and putting the other equipment away. Then Jesus tells them to go back out.
What humility and patience it must have taken for Simon to go back out into deep water and fish again that day. But he did, and he was blessed by his obedience, for they caught so many fish that “their nets began to break” (v. 6). A true knight obeys God and trusts Him for the outcome. True faith is acting on God’s ways and promises, even when they do not make sense or feel good (Proverbs 3:5-6).

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