40 Days of Purpose

Wednesday, Day 31

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photo by Ted Wilcox
By Katie Berglee

One of Jesus’s most poignant questions is found in Matthew 16:13-20.
“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

How would you answer that question?

The text goes on to say Simon Peter, one of Jesus’ close friends and followers, responded with this statement: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

I believe those words are true. But I wonder how quickly I could come up with a concise statement of faith like that.

In the world I’m cautioned to handle bold statements with care. Truth is seen as relative, not real, so we are encouraged to ride the fence of popularity.

In contrast, as a Christ-follower, I want to make very clear the issue of Jesus’ identification as Savior for the world.

Today I boldly proclaim with Peter. Jesus Christ, I believe You are the Son of the living God.

Who do you say Jesus is? Consider giving a statement of belief in the comments below.

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