Jesus had told these men that they would be fishers of men. The symbolism here might be that by their own power despite their longtime skill they would catch nothing on their own, but, by the Lord's direction they would have more then the nets could hold. How do we today fish? Is it by following His direction?
Would the Lord be unfair if He dealt with us according to the way we dealt with Him or each other? Would He be wrong? Would we be wrong if we expected Him to stay out of our business when our business so much effected His? What business is not His? In a sense the Lord has dealt with us according to our dealings. In another He has constantly risen above it with His patience and his reproof and mercy. He has spoken through His prophets when need be. But, who has listened?
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