Re:Verse reading–Luke 5:1-11 (day five)
The world has it wrong… It says “Meekness = Weakness”. Our current culture has distorted humility to mean that “I am lowly, insignificant, and incapable of being productive in any facet of life”. What Jesus does with Peter after the miraculous catch is to define what biblical humility, true humility looks like. Jesus immediately speaks hope, mission, and confidence to Peter. Verse 10- And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men.” Note, Jesus removes only the fear out of his humility, and replaces fear with courage, trust, and boldness. An encounter with the power and grace of God makes the human heart humble- reverent, submissive, hope-filled, and obedient. Identity and opportunity become clearer. Look at these first disciples’ response. Verse 11- When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.
In their humility, they trusted and followed their new Master.
Does your life reflect that kind of humility?