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: 4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 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.” 6 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.