Luke 5:1-16

Today’s reading talks about the awesome power of the spoken word of God. At the shore of Lake Gennesaret , Jesus stepped into one of the two boats which was Simon’s to teach the great crowd that had gathered to listen to him. After he stopped speaking he told Simeon to launch into the deep to let down his net for a catch, Simeon initially doubted Jesus because they had toiled all night and caught nothing but he thought to himself that he had nothing to lose and then responded that at the word of Jesus and obeyed after he had done what Jesus instructed him to do he caught lots of fishes that he had to beckon on his partners for assistance and those who were there were astonished at the catch of the fish. When Peter saw the miracle he told Jesus to depart from him but Jesus had other assignment for him and told him he will no longer catch fish but men henceforth.

As Jesus went in another city he met a man full of leprosy and because he knew who Jesus is he asked Jesus to heal him if Jesus was willing, Jesus then touched him saying I am willing “be thou cleansed” and charged him not to tell anyone but he should go to the Priest to make any offering rather, he went about telling of his healing and many gathered to hear him, he taught them and healed them also.

Life Application
What does it cost you to just believe in God’s instructions? Or what is that thing you can’t give to Him? “Your answer should be nothing”.
It is always good when we obey God because you will see the result of your obedience, we have allow situation and our circumstances in life dictate to us who to believe or having a plan B knowing that it won’t cost us anything to be.

Personal Declaration
No matter the situation or circumstances I find myself, I will always obey God’s instructions

Reading – Luke 5:1-16

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,[a] the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy

12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.[b] When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”And immediately the leprosy left him.

14 Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.”

15 Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. 16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.


  1. Luke 5:1 That is, the Sea of Galilee
  2. Luke 5:12 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

All scriptural passages are taken from the NIV version of the bible.