Matthew 16:15  But whom say ye that I am?

The disciples were surrounded by people crying out for help from Jesus and by those who wished Jesus would just go away.  Speculations were flying about this Man.

After one encounter with some religious leaders, Jesus asked His disciples what others were saying about Him (as if He didn’t know).  They eagerly replied with what they had heard, probably looking for Him to confirm or deny.  Instead, He made the question personal – “But whom say ye that I am?”

That is Jesus, always moving directly to the heart of the matter.

It isn’t enough to know what our parents believed, or what our friends believe, or even what our church teaches.  At some point in life, we must come to grips with our own belief or unbelief. For faith to be real, it must be personal. At some point we have to choose.

You are my God,
my exalted Lord,
my Savior.
The One true Creator,
Sustainer of life,
Redeemer of my soul.
You are the Light in my darkness,
Peace in my turmoil,
a steady Rock in my shaky world.
You are the foundation
and the fulfillment of my faith –
my Friend and my Comfort,
my Master and my Guide.
You are my God,
and I praise You!

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Matthew 16:16

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