Follow Without Question…
Simon, would be known as Peter, followed Jesus Christ without question. Simon, while he was stubborn and hard-headed, always followed Jesus as soon as the Word was uttered. Simon / Peter dropped what he was doing and acted immediately.
When we are first introduced to Simon, who would be named Peter, he simply did what Jesus Christ spoke to him.
And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him. ~Matthew 4:18-19 NKJV
This same act of immediacy by Simon / Peter was repeated, where we find, once again, he lays down his current action and follows what the Holy Spirit has directed him to do. Simon / Peter did what he was directed to do even in the face of government intervention, laws of man and rules of the people in the community where he was staying – a total act of defiance.
While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you. Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them.”
Then Peter went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, “Yes, I am he whom you seek. For what reason have you come?” ~Acts 10:19-21
This is how we are to act – immediately without hesitation and filled with a willing heart. Simon / Peter has no idea why he has traveled, with strangers, into a place that he should not be.
Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?” ~Acts 10:28-29 NKJV
Who among us has this fortitude today? Who among us has this willingness to fall into the loving arms of our Savior? Who among us can close their eyes, plug their ears and say “yes”…and then act upon the question that follows the acceptance?
Either the Gospel is divine inspiration, the Word of God teaching us how to live and how to act, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.