03/21/19 – Luke 4:31-5:11; Psalm 64:1-10; Proverbs 11:22

Have you ever considered the similarities between “faith” and “obedience?”  One aspect that came to me from today’s reading in Luke is that they both require action!

James states that faith without action (works) is dead (James 2:14-17.)  And how can you be obedient without taking the actions directed?

We see a perfect example of the combination of faith and obedience in today’s reading from Luke:

Luke 5: When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.

Peter’s faith lead to obedience … our faith will do the same.

1 comment

  • missliz

    The recent readings of Luke and the Psalms pair well together. In thinking about faith, obedience and action, how can it occur unless we ” hunger and thirst after righteousness” as Jesus describes. Our desire for relationship with the Father needs to be as strong as our need for air and water. I think it is interesting that the thirst began in sanctuary. Are we taking away from our worship together a burning desire to grow in faith and love?

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