Absolute Surrender (2)
"(1) Peter the devoted disciple of Jesus. Christ called Peter to leave his fishing nets and follow Him. Peter did so at once and afterward could truthfully say, “We have forsaken all, and followed you.”Peter was a man of entire surrender; he surrendered all to follow Jesus. Peter was also a man of true obedience. You remember that Christ said to him, “Launch out into the deep, and let down the net.”Peter, an experienced fisherman, knew there were no fish there; they had been struggling all night and had caught nothing. But he said, “At your word I will let down the net.”He submitted to the word of Jesus. Further, he was a man of great faith. When he saw Christ walking on the water, he said, “Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you”; and at the voice of Christ he stepped out of the boat and walked on the water. Peter was also a man of spiritual insight. When Christ asked the disciples, “Who do you say I am?”Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”And Christ said, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but my Father in heaven.”(See Matthew 16: 15–19.) Christ spoke of him as the “rock”and of his having the keys to the kingdom. Peter was a splendid friend and a devoted disciple of Jesus. And yet how much was still lacking"
Absolute Surrender by Murray, Andrew
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