Wednesday, February 18, 2009


February 14, 2009

The life of Jesus. Read Today: Jesus preaches in Simon's boat: Luke 5:1-3

Luke 5:3 ESV
3 Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

The God of the universe in human form did not have to ask? He could have commanded Peter to let him use the boat, maybe even forced him against his will. But Jesus asked for the boat.

Jesus will not go where he is not allowed. He did not force someone to do something and He does not today. Many of the people living today would well pay attention to this. You can not force love or respect out of another person. They may give the outward appearance that they do, but they will not be inside. Jesus never forced anyone to accept Him, then or now. We should learn from that.

Read for tomorrow: Miraculous catch of fish Luke 5:4-11