Matthew 14:25-31 – And He said, Come.

Matthew 14:25-31
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

-In a great act of faith and at the bidding of the Lord, Peter stepped out onto the water.  He was doing so well at first, but he didn’t end well.  What happened?  Peter took his eyes off of Jesus obviously, but let’s think about the greater implication of that action.  If Peter was no longer looking to Jesus, then he was no longer coming to Jesus; if he was no longer coming to Jesus, then he’s just out walking on the water.  The second that Peter stopped focusing on Jesus, he started disobeying, because Jesus didn’t command Peter to walk on water, Jesus commanded Peter to come to Him.  We have to remember this lesson in our own lives.  It can be easy to get wrapped up in the idea that we are doing great things for the Lord, but if we ever lose sight of Jesus and His command for our lives, we’ll sink as quickly as Peter did.

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