Psalm of the Day: Psalm 48
Proverb of the Day: Proverbs 27:15-27
Scripture Reading: Luke 5:1-11
We have, in these verses the history of what is commonly called the miraculous catch of fish. We should observe, in this passage our Lord Jesus Christ's unwearied readiness for every good work. Once more we find Him preaching to a people who "pressed upon Him to hear the word of God." And where does He preach? Not in any consecrated building, or place set apart for public worship, but in the open air; not in a pulpit constructed for a preacher's use but in a fisherman's boat. Personal inconvenience was allowed no place in His consideration. God's work must not stand still.
The servants of Christ should learn a lesson from their Master's conduct on this occasion. We are not to wait until every little difficulty is removed before we sow the seed of the Word. We may often be lacking convenient buildings for assembling a company of hearers. We may often be lacking convenient rooms for gathering children to Sunday school. What, then, are we to do? Shall we sit still and do nothing? God forbid!
If we cannot do all that we want, then let us do what we can. Let us work with such tools as we have. While we are lingering and delaying souls are perishing. It is the slothful heart that is always looking at the hedge of thorns and the lion in the way (Proverbs 15:19; 22:13).
Where we are and as we are, in season of out of season, by one means or by another, by tongue or by pen, by speaking or by writing let us strive to be ever working for God. But let us never stand still.
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, help me actively preaching ever moment with my lips and my life.
Action Plan: How can a be a better witness for Christ today?
This devotional was taken from The Gospel of Luke by J.C. Ryle published in 1858
and adapted by Pastor Tim Lewis of New England Shores Baptist Church.