Who Do You Say I Am?

daughter Candice looked down at my shoes and asked, “You are not going to wear those shoes, are you?” Well yes, I planned on wearing them. I did not just put them on to give her an opportunity to voice an opinion. Everyone has opinions about everything. I listen to people as they leave a church service; someone will declare the service was awesome, and someone else thought the preacher was having a bad day. Oh well, we all perceive things differently. You hear different opinions every day from associates and customers.

In Matthew 16:13, Jesus asked the question, “…Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?”

Some thought He was John the Baptist, some thought He was Elijah, and others even thought He might be Jeremiah or one of the other prophets (Matthew 16:14). It seems that even back then, people had opinions.

Then Jesus asked another question: “…But whom say ye that I am?” (Matthew 16:15) I believe Jesus was saying that everyone has opinions. But forget what they think—what do you think?

The Word of God tells us that Jesus is a Friend (John 15:15). He is the Bright and Morning Star (Revelation 22:16). He is the Healer of the sick (1 Peter 2:24) and the Deliverer to those in bondage (Psalm 91:15). He is the wonderful Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). He is the Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5), the Lily of the valley (Song of Solomon 2:1), the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (Revelation 1:8). He is the One whom God highly exalted and has given a name that is above every other name (Ephesians 1:21). He is Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come (Revelation 4:8).

The apostle Peter answered Jesus like this: Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16).

Who do you say He is?

Dear Lord, I pray this week that we will have a clearer understanding of You. Help us to grow in godly knowledge (1 Corinthians 1:5). Fill us with the knowledge of Your will that we might walk worthy of You (Colossians 1:9-10). We pray, Lord, that we will have a personal experience with You and that we also will declare, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God!” In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen. 

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