When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!”…Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” Luke 5:8, 10b NIV
Notice Jesus’ response to Peter’s confession. Jesus was not repulsed. Jesus did not try to convince him that he was not that bad of a person. Jesus didn’t act surprised. Jesus was not confused about what to do next. Jesus did not leave him hanging.
He spoke to Peter’s fear of rejection for his uncleanness. “Do not be afraid”. Many have been stuck for fear that they are “too bad” for Jesus. Oh, listen to Jesus’ response to the broken confession and know that His arms are open wide for you to come unto Him. Those who are under true conviction need the good news that Jesus accepts them.
Also, no matter how long you have been a follower of Jesus, the remedy for sinful behavior stays the same. Repentance from a convicted broken heart is only cleansed through the power of the blood of Jesus. His blood covers those who are willing to humble themselves before the Savior.
Be careful of the deceitfulness of sin in your life so that it doesn’t produce the hardening of the arteries. You can be easily deceived that you are not as bad as the other people who really need Jesus. A religious Pharisee was a very moral person, who was blinded to their real need for Jesus in their life.
The work for purifying your life was accomplished by Jesus on the Cross. You only need to follow the humility necessary to apply the blood for cleansing. He can wash away the darkness of sin and make you whiter than snow. The bended knee and heart will always find love and forgiveness.
Receive forgiveness and start sharing with others what Jesus has done for you. Peter’s reaction was captured in God’s word for the whole world to see. It will be okay for others to see and hear about your point of need and how Jesus responded to you. Jesus’ forgiveness is the only remedy to mankind’s brokenness.
Blessing Love y’all