Reflection on Matthew 16:13-20

Scripture

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.”

Observation
Jesus asks His disciples who people say He is. They offer suggestion of Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.
Jesus then asks the more important question, “Who do you say I am?”
Peter’s response is to declare that Jesus is the Messiah.
Jesus says that this has come as a revelation form the Father and Peter’s declaration will be the foundation of the church, which nothing will overcome.

Application
The most important question every person has to answer is the one Jesus posed: Who do you say I am? This is the question that settles our eternity.
Many people can answer the question “Who do people say I am?” but acknowledging someone else’s opinion is not faith.
Faith is when we decide that Jesus is really who He says He is and risk everything in following Him wherever He leads us.
Who do you say Jesus is?

Prayer
Lord Jesus I know that you are the Messiah, the Son of the living God. Help me to live in this conviction every day of my life. Amen.

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