“Because You Say So”

Because you say so,
I will let down the nets.
      —Luke 5:5

Jesus, the carpenter, told Simon, the fisherman: “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch” (Lk 5:4).

There were two things off base with this charge: 1) Nighttime was the right time to fish; it was now noontime—the wrong time; 2) Jesus ordered Simon to go where the water was deep—the wrong place.

Simon had lots of reasons not to do what Jesus told him to do: experience said don’t do it; exhaustion said don’t do it; common sense said don’t do it.

But he did it anyway: “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything,” he said. “BUT BECAUSE YOU SAY SO, I will let down the nets.”

You only need one reason to do what the Lord tells you to do: “BECAUSE YOU SAY SO.”

If the Lord says do it, just do it.

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