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Matthew 16:13–15 (ESV): "13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" 14 And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
A relationship is formed through details. No details, no real relationship. Jesus wants us to know who He is not through someone else's relationship with Him but our relationship. Spend time to know Jesus personally. It will yield amazing fruit in your life.
Jesus asked His disciples, "who do people say the Son of Man is?" They had all kinds of answers, some said John the Baptist, others say Elijah, or Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. The truth is people didn't know who Jesus was. So He asked His disciples, "who do you say I am?" As if to say, it doesn't matter who everyone else says I am, who do you say I am? Peter replied, "You are the Christ the Son of the living God."
Peter responded out of relationship to Jesus. We must do the same. Who do you say that Jesus is? Is He just a good man, and a greater teacher? Is Jesus God in the flesh and the Savior of the world who was crucified for your sins? Who is Jesus Christ to you? Only you can answer but make sure you answer from a place of relationship and not hearsay, amen?
Father, how amazing it is to know You and Your Son Jesus. To have an intimate understanding of the person of the Holy Spirit all through relationship with You. Help us never stop learning about how great and wonderful You are. Continue to amaze us with the details of who You are we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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