8th Year 12-13 Edition 3 – 2nd Sam. 23
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Nov 24_2012 II Sam 23
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Today we prayerfully read, 2nd Samuel 23. David’s last words, his house stands with God. David’s mighty men Josheb-basshebeth, Eleazar and Shammah, serve God as they serve David. “16 Then the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate and carried and brought it to David. But he would not drink of it. He poured it out to the Lord 17 and said, “Far be it from me, O Lord, that I should do this. Shall I drink the blood of the men who went at the risk of their lives?” Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.” 2 Samuel 23:16-17, English Standard Version (ESV). No matter what your day, goals or circumstance, when serving God and your fellow man, you’ll be victorious.
Gone Fishing devotional series by Pastor, Glen Aycock;
Posted Nov 24, 2012
GONE FISHING SERIES
SCRIPTURE: John 21:33
3 Simon Peter announced, “I’m going fishing.” The rest of them replied, “We’re going with you.” They went out and got in the boat. They caught nothing that night.
4 When the sun came up, Jesus was standing on the beach, but they didn’t recognize him.
5 Jesus spoke to them: “Good morning! Did you catch anything for breakfast?” They answered, “No.”
6 He said, “Throw the net off the right side of the boat and see what happens.” They did what he said. All of a sudden there were so many fish in it, they weren’t strong enough to pull it in.In this series we will learn from the Master about fishing.
In John 21:3 we discover that the disciples embarked on a fishing trip. Simon Peter told his partners, “I’m going fishing.” The disciples chimed in and said “we’re going too!” So the disciples posted their “gone fishing” sign on the upper room door and headed out to the lake. Maybe the pecan trees were not budding, the worms were not falling from the willow trees, or the water was too high because verse 3 tell us this fishing trip was a dud — “that night they caught nothing.
It wasn’t that the disciples had not tried to catch fish. They toiled all night. It wasn’t that the disciples did not have the right equipment. They had the best tackle. It wasn’t even the time of day that was the problem. It takes more than toiling, more than tackle, and more than time. If you are fishing in the wrong place none of that matters.
Fishing or “Wetting a Line”
Without the presence of fish the disciples were simply “wetting a line.” There are really two kinds of fisherman. Some fish to catch fish. They are not satisfied unless the ice chest is full at the end of the day. Anything less is almost considered a failure. Then there are those who are recreational fishermen. They are more interested in the experience than they are catching fish. They are satisfied with just getting out for the day and “wetting a line.” If they catch a few fish that’s fine but if they don’t, they still enjoy the trip.
What may be enjoyable as a recreational pastime is deadly from a spiritual perspective. The church (followers of Jesus) is called to be “fishers of men,” yet often we may just be “wetting a line.” We may have little concern if we have the right approach. We may have little concern if we are fishing in the right place. Worst of all, we may have little concern if we catch any fish!
PRAYER THOUGHT: Dear Jesus help us to become fishers of men!! Amen.“
We know that the only way to have an abundant life is to be Christ centered. “[Alive in Christ] Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7 ESV. Always keep the first thing first, that is salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Put God first in every area of your life.
Sat., November 24, 2012, 2nd Samuel 23, – “David’s last words. (1-7) David’s mighty men. (8-39)” – Matthew Henry Concise
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God Bless you,
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