The cargo is in the hold, not in the heart. 1891. Oh Master I thou who hast taught us to throw the net and bring in a multitude, guide into it the hundred and fifty and three! Two fishermen are on the beach, washing their nets; two others, John and James, are mending theirs in a boat. Success may be delayed for a time; but it will come. A.). Since Jesus spoke of more than physical hunger, even His sermon in Luke implies this kind of longing. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. They had been out all night, trying, but unsuccessfully, all waters. It was miraculous. In the second case, Christ was on the shore. The net is breaking. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. ), 4. Luke 5-6 The Messianic Gospel Cycle is a series studying the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts from a Messiah-centered perspective. Circumstances which man controls not, changes which he cannot foresee, have a wide operation, and under their influence it is seen again and again that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. It is so, too often, with men; when raised, they descend. The miracle was their warranty that, so only they abide within the ship of God's holy Church, so only they have Christ with them all days, directing and protecting; however futile, humanly speaking, their work may be, it cannot fail. The highest requirement of the evangelical function (Luke 5:10-11). Glory be to His name l But at other times we have to sit down and tell our fish over, and there are some who must be thrown away; neither God nor man can endure them. Let no man be surprised if the tares grow up with the wheat--it is the order of things, it must be so. His Word teaches us how, and where, and when to labour, and following that Divine Teacher we are sure of success. To enjoy success, we must have a present Lord. II. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". The Biblical Illustrator. 1. Faith set the bow of Peter’s little smack right towards the deep water, and then laid hold of the oar. II. “Goodness and mercy shall follow me,” sang the Psalmist. Up comes the other smack. 2. To serve Jesus in the common round of daily life is the way up to the highest and most splendid service for the King. Acknowledgment of personal unworthiness. A night spent in toiling, and the morning dawning upon no fruit of effort, might well make them sad. "Commentary on Luke 5:6". In the other case it is not so at all. (R. A. https: There was a great deal of human nature in Peter. 2. We cannot tell. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Conquest surrounded him with luxuries; all the elaborate appliances of civilization were placed within his reach; he had but to lift his hand, and the prolific, varied resources of distant and neighbouring lands were at his command. Luke 21:26 in the original men (almost) killed through fear. The text says, “a great multitude.” In the second case, a great multitude are taken too, but they are all counted and numbered. "Without Me ye can do nothing." Oh, blessed be God, Christ is in His Church, though she launch out into the deep. 1685. But in the sight of God we are not far from shore; and when a soul is saved, it is not far from heaven. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". What was the reason of this? (T. R. 1999. net brake — rather “was breaking,” or “beginning to break,” as in Luke 5:7, “beginning to sink.”. They inclosed (συνεκλεισαν — sunekleisan). Of those who are prepared to recognize in the incident something more than a metaphor transformed into a fact, some have doubted whether it is in its true place in Luke’s Gospel, and ought not rather to be assigned to the post-resurrection period, as in the fourth Gospel. BibliographyGill, John. 1905-1909. 1. The first pictures to us the visible, the second the invisible. "The Fourfold Gospel". And when they had done this,.... Had put the ship out further to sea, and had let down their net: they enclosed a great multitude of fish; in their net, which by the secret divine power of Christ, were gathered together just in that place, where by his order they cast the net: and their net brake; with the weight and number, of the fishes, yet not so as to let the fish out; the Arabic version reads, "it was within a little that their nets were broke": they were just upon breaking, the draught was so numerous, the struggling so great, and the weight so heavy. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of When he is in suffering? “They shall gather the good into vessels and throw the bad away.” In the second case, the net was full of great fishes; they were all great fishes, all good for eating, all the one hundred and fifty-three were worth the keeping, there was not one little fellow to be thrown back into the deep again. I. "Commentary on Luke 5:6". 2. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. Any net would strain to hold such a heavy load.". The first picture represents the Church of God as we see it; the second represents it as it really is. Not unfrequently the work of which we have least hope in the end gives us most joy. 1. Braithwaite.). Success should lead us to follow Christ more fully. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. (G. Calthrop, M. Neither doth Simon slacken his hand, because he had assistants. 2. The story of that vexatious night of disappointment is told, next day, by one of their number in this one sentence, “Master, we have toiled,” &c. It could all have been compressed into the one sad word, FAILURE. 3. Because the record is literally true that it is spiritually instructive. Now, in the first case, in the visible Church the net breaks. Stevenson.). A snap in some weak point of their net warned them to call for help, lest, by the enlargement of the rent, they should lose their mighty draught. But there is such a thing as faith, after defeats, returning to the charge, and it is in that that the test of our Christianity lies. 1896. I. —Better, their nets were breaking, the tense being the imperfect. Better to say, “I toiled all the night, and caught nothing,” than, “I cast in the net, and caught one thousand fish without an effort.”. Traces of such a great shoal of fish might be visible on the surface to any one who might be looking in the proper direction. The agencies, means, instrumentalities, shall have just sufficient force to land every elect soul in heaven, that God may be glorified. "Commentary on Luke 5:6". 1. Splash goes the net again! B. Bruce, D. D.). When the Churches recognize the real cause of their failure, repent of their haughty and narrow isolation, and draw together, and call to each other to help, then, and then only, will they be filled to the bulwarks, so that they seem almost about to sink. Effective aorist active indicative with perfective compound συν — sun shut together. They were washing their nets. ), I. Whether he clearly saw at this time the whole truth of the Godhead of Christ it may be hazardous to affirm. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 5:6". "Commentary on Luke 5:6".

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