標 題： 要經歷真理
經 節： 講完了，對西門說：「把船開到水深之處，下網打魚。」（路加福音五章4節）
Is to Be Experienced
He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and
let down your nets for a catch.” (Luke 5:4)
When Christ teaches you something about
Himself, He implements it into your life through experience. As the crowds
gathered around, Jesus chose to board Peter’s boat and teach the people from
there. All day long Peter sat in the boat listening to Jesus teach the
multitudes. At the close of His discourse, Jesus allowed Peter to experience
the reality of what He had just been teaching the crowd. The crowd had heard
the truth, but Peter was to experience it.
Jesus put His teaching into language a
fisherman could understand. He told Peter to put out his nets into the deep
water. Peter hesitated, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing.”
Peter had been fishing all night, had washed and repaired his nets in the
morning, and then listened to Jesus teach. He was tired. He probably was not
expecting a dramatic encounter with God at a time like that. Yet, as Peter
obeyed Jesus, he pulled in such a miraculous catch of fish that his boat almost
sank! Peter was filled with amazement and recognized that he had just
experienced the power of God (Luke 5:4–11).
Peter learned that with a command from
Jesus, he could do anything. Thus, Jesus was able to reorder Peter’s priorities
from catching fish to catching men (Luke 4:10). Peter’s obedience led to a
dramatic new insight into the person of Jesus. This was an invitation to walk
with Jesus in an even more intimate and powerful way.
God does not want you to merely gain
intellectual knowledge of truth. He wants you to experience His truth. There
are things about Jesus you will learn only as you obey Him. Your obedience will
then lead to greater revelation and opportunities for service.