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Emanna for 01/28/2019

The Lord's Care for Our Practical Living

Bible Verses

John 21:3 Simon Peter said to them, I am going fishing. They said to him, We also are coming with you. They went forth and got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. (4) Now as soon as the morning broke, Jesus stood on the shore... (9) Then when they got out onto the land, they saw a fire of coals laid there, and fish lying on it and bread. (13) Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and the fish likewise.

Words of Ministry

The disciples were backsliding from the Lord's call to their old occupation. The Lord had told His disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the day when they would all be clothed with heavenly power from on high. But the disciples had left that position, giving up that ground. By leaving Jerusalem and coming to Galilee, they gave up their position. They had decided to go to the sea to fish. Peter and the other disciples went fishing because of their living. They might have lacked a sufficient supply of food and were very concerned about it. Meanwhile the Lord prepared breakfast and served it to His disciples. The Lord's words, "Come and have breakfast," indicate His gracious care for the need of His called ones. How good the Lord is! He served the disciples breakfast. If I had been Peter, I would have covered my face in shame. I would not have known what to say to the Lord. Could Peter have said, "How are You, Lord?" or, "Lord, I'm sorry that I gave up the right position to come here to fish.".... We must learn the lesson of not giving up the Lord's commission because of our living. We must not give up the Lord's burden in order to care for our existence. We are not the people of the world; we are the children of God. We must seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and then the Lord will add the practical supply to us (Matt. 6:33). He will take care of our need.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-Study of John, pp. 578-583. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 4/5/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.