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. (Luke 5:4-6)This was simply a matter of obedience. No matter their emotions or experience, these fishermen were being tested at the point of their submission.
They didn’t argue or debate. They didn’t dispute or delay. They just did what they were told.You won’t catch any fish until you respond to the command, “Go fish!” God’s demand is clear. He has called us to fish for eternal souls—so we are either sinning or soul-winning!
I cannot guarantee that you will catch a soul for Christ the next time you share the Gospel, but I can guarantee you won’t if you don’t! I’m not saying it is easy to reach a culture that is increasingly hardened to the Gospel, even hostile to it—but at least you don’t have to stand on the bank all day hoping for a bite—there are lost people everywhere—and a surprising number have never even heard the Gospel. Our world is not “fished out!”Cast the net!