A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“Jesus And The Miraculous Catch Of Fish, John 21:1) After these things Jesus shewed Himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed He Himself. 2) There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of His disciples. Matthew 3:21. 3) Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. 4) But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. 5) Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered Him, No. 6) And He said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. Luke 5:4,6,7. 7) Therefore, that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. 8) And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. 9) As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. 1Kings 19:6; Mark 8:3-9. 10) Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. 11) Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken. 12) Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask Him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. Acts 10:41. 13) Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. 14) This is now the third time that Jesus shewed Himself to His disciples, after that He was risen from the dead.
Nelson’s CC – v1 John the author of this Gospel; was one of the sons of Zebedee.
Quest Study Bible – v12 Jesus’ post-resurrection body may have been slightly different in appearance. Neither Mary Magdalene (20:10-18) nor the disciples on the way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) recognized Him immediately. In this case as soon as they began talking with Him, all doubts were removed from their minds.
Matthew Henry’s CC – v1-14 Christ makes Himself known to His people. usually in His ordinances; but sometimes by His Spirit He visits them when employed in their business. It is good for the disciple of Christ to be together in common conversation, and common business. The hour for their entering action was not come. They would help to maintain themselves and not be burdensome to any. Christ’s time of making Himself known to His people, is when they are most at a loss. Divine Providence (God’s provision) extends itself to things most minute and those are happy that who acknowledge God in all their ways. Those who are humble, diligent, and patient, though their labors may be crossed, shall be crowned; they sometimes live to see their affairs take a happy turn, after many struggles. And there is nothing lost by observing Christ’s orders; it is casting the net on the right side of the ship. Jesus manifests Himself to His people by doing for them what no one else can do, and by doing things which they looked not for. He would take care that those who left all for Him, should not want any good thing. He who Jesus loved was the first that said, It is the Lord. John had cleaved most closely to his Master in His Sufferings and knew Him soonest. Peter was the most zealous, and reached Him first. What differences there may be between some believers and others in the way of their honouring Christ, yet all may be accepted by Him! The Lord Jesus had provision ready for them. Although there were so many and such great fishes, yet they lost none, nor damaged their net. The net of the Gospel has enclosed multitudes, yet it is as strong as ever to bring souls to Christ. Amen.