“I’m going out to fish.” Peter and his friends decided to go fishing. They stayed up all night catching fish. By morning, the amount of fish that they caught will truly amaze you.
When morning came, Jesus asked them from the shore if they caught any fish.
They caught nothing.
“‘I’m going out to fish,’ Simon Peter told them, and they said ‘We’ll go with you.’ So they went out and got into the boat, but that night, they caught nothing.
Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
He called out to them, ‘Friends, haven’t you any fish?’
‘No,’ they answered.
This is what happens when men do not obey Jesus’ commands, and rely on their own effort. They meet with spectacular failure.
When God commands, let us be sure to obey. Otherwise, all our efforts, however well meaning they may be, will all result in failure.