Luke 5:1-6:11, Proverbs 16
Jesus calls both Levi and Peter out of their occupations in Luke 5, respectively as a tax-collector and a fisherman into a life of Jesus’ foundational apostles. Jesus’ call of Peter is most interesting, of course, because Jesus calls a fisherman to become a fisher-of-men. Jesus demonstrates from the first moment with Peter His intention to reorient Peter to God’s true purposes for this blue collar fella. As Peter learns, Jesus reveals not only God’s purposes, but also the power to deliver as Jesus helps this seasoned fishermen catch more fish than he could ever have hoped. Jesus is paving the way for Peter to perceive how much God would deliver on making Peter a fisher of men. When God calls us to something, and God has called us all to make disciples, the Lord will deliver.