Who Do You Say That I Am?

 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” ~ Matthew 16:13-16
To say that Jesus is Lord is to say that He is not only the Son of God, but that He is God in the flesh. Realizing this shows the fullness and depth of God’s love. That He would become a man and die for us! Knowing this changes our hearts and minds forever. Christ’s lordship also means that His words are truly God’s words, and must be trusted and obeyed. To say that we must trust and obey Christ does not mean that our salvation depends on us being perfect.  Rather, following Jesus as Lord is the attitude of complete surrender and obedience to Jesus Christ! So the question remains; “Who do you say that Jesus is?” For Peter and the rest of the disciples, the answer was clear! “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”~ Chris McDaniel