Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 5/260: Read Luke 5

Our attitude in obeying the Lord is important. Peter obeyed, but not without voicing his complaint in the process. In essence, he said, “I’ll do it, but I don’t see the point!”

He changed his attitude when he saw the miraculous catch. Peter recognized not only the power of Christ, but his own sinful condition, and acknowledged that he was truly not worthy to even be in the Lord’s presence.

Should we not also pay attention to our attitude as we serve the Master? We should be joyful as we do the things God has commanded, exhibiting a cheerful attitude that will cause others to desire to serve Him. If God’s children all had the attitude of Peter, grumbling that we don’t see the point, it would be difficult to influence those outside of Christ to obey Him.

It is also interesting to see what the early disciples did: “they forsook all and followed Him.” Can we say the same today? Or are we hanging on to something that prevents us from full and complete service? Christianity is not a hobby; it is full-time way of life meant to affect everything else we do.

Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)

Luke 5:31-32: Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Pray

Pray for a better attitude in your service to the Almighty. Pray for joy in worship and delight in the duties expected of God’s children. Pray that your cheerfulness will be contagious to your brothers and sisters in the Lord.

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