Saturday, November 24, 2012
Welcome to Day 328 of our Life Journal!
Before you comment or read what I have posted, please read the following passages for yourself and complete your own S.O.A.P. exercise… How does this work?
S.O.A.P = Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer
Matthew 17:26, “Jesus said to him. 27 ‘…go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.'”
Matthew 18:15, “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault,
just between the two of you.
If they listen to you, you have won them over.”
Matthew 19:27, “Peter answered him, ‘We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?'”
God can provide for my needs any way he chooses…
Seriously? Catch a fish with a coin in its mouth?
Ok, I get it… Peter was a fisherman and Jesus is trying to make a point.
Notice he didn’t use the “let down your nets for a miraculous catch” technique, that could be sold to pay the tax. No, catch ONE fish and it will have a coin in its mouth.
I’ve heard fish tales, but this one is a whopper!
Imagine being Peter… a man’s man. A fisherman by trade.
I bet he had never caught a fish with a coin in its mouth before…
Imagine Peter recounting this story to his buddies over dinner….
“No, seriously, he told me to go catch a fish and there would be a four drachma coin in its mouth. And there was!”
No, seriously! I’m not kidding you…
What a great story of provision.
He still used Peter’s skill, but taught him a very valuable lesson, too.
Thank you Lord that you can and will provide for me in creative and unusual ways!