Of all the questions in life, I believe the most important one is ‘Who do you say Jesus is?’
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Matthew 16:13 - He asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?
Read - Matthew 16:13–28; Mark 8:27-9:1; Luke 9:18–27
All in one setting, Jesus affirms Peter for coming to know who Jesus was and then rebukes him for attempting to get in the way of the Messiah’s plan. Our challenge is to live with actionable faith that allows us to get behind Jesus instead of Jesus calling us to get behind Him.
Lord, I will make choices based upon knowing You are the Christ.
Here is a great quote to remember that goes along with our Bible text today: He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. Jim Elliot
Peter came to Know Jesus was the Messiah. This Knowing came through experience but still had a huge element of faith. We will never arise to a place where our Knowing is all ‘facts based’ on this side of eternity.