And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets” Luke 5:5 ESV.
I know a man who is a doctor and a Christian. He was taught that if any organ goes for six hours without blood it decays and dies. He also “knows” that if a person is dead for more than 30 minutes in hospital they do not try to revive because the brain has irreversible damage, even if you revive them they would not be functional because they would be brain dead. The same doctor knows every woman has a certain number of ovarian ova (eggs) and with every period couple of them decay, roughly by 50 years they are all gone and hence menopause (it’s medically impossible for a 60-year-old to conceive). So for Sarah to conceive Isaac was medically impossible, not even close. Lazarus rising up from death was a total impossibility.
Likewise Peter was a seasoned fisherman and having toiled the whole night he knew what Jesus was asking was unorthodox and didn’t make sense to him. When they also had to pay temple tax Jesus instructed Peter to get it from a mouth of a fish (Matthew 17:24-26). Jesus could get money anywhere yet chose a fish instead since he was with a fisherman. This is the same scenario when the above doctor has to pray for a stage four cancer patient (cancer spread to all major organs is medically incurable).
Sometimes God allows you to learn earthly wisdom that contradicts His word just to turn around and disprove your “wisdom”. He will put you in a situation that goes against all that you know or understand just to show you that He is God. To show you what is impossible with man is possible with Him. He said He would frustrate the wisdom of this world and its “intelligence” (1 Corinthians 1:19).
What has the world taught you that is now a contradiction to His word? What has He commissioned you to do that your carnal wisdom is hindering? May we all submit like Peter and throw down our nets. May we also be rebooted in the spirit so we can walk by faith and not by sight.
Sometimes God allows you to learn earthly wisdom that contradicts His word just to turn around and disprove your wisdom