"When he had finished speaking he said to Simon, 'Put out into deep water and let down the

Like so many in the world, Peter was a fisherman who worked hard without becoming rich. When Jesus told him to go put out his nets, he was already exhausted from his long shift at plying his trade. Since it had been a bad night, he would have felt strongly inclined to disregard Jesus' instruction. But he wisely decided against himself and yielded to Jesus.

The human enterprise is better when conducted in response to Christ. Peter didn't try to get Jesus to join his fishing business. He just put himself at Jesus' disposal.

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