It’s the most important question in all of human history. His friends were the first to ask it. “Who is this?” they asked. “Even the wind and waves obey him!” (Mark 4:40-41)

Then, His enemies: “Who is this who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” (Luke 5:21)

The people of Jerusalem asked it as Jesus rode in on a donkey to the cheers of the crowds. “Who is this?” (Matt 21:10)

Jesus Himself asked His disciples. “Who do you say that I am?”

Simon Peter’s response tells us three important things about Jesus:

First, Jesus comes to us as the representative of the the sovereign Creator and Master of the universe. Second, He has a special and unique relationship with the Creator. He is the “Son of the living God.” Third, He is the Messiah, the one who has come to save us from our sins.

What an astonishing answer! What truly good news! “This was … revealed to you … by my Father in heaven.’”

God wants us to know who Jesus is. It’s the most important question you will ever have to answer. Who do you say that He is?

Jesus, the most important thing about me is that even though I’m a sinner, I look to You for everything I need to live a new life. I affirm that You have come from God to free me, and I pledge my life to You with all my heart, mind, and strength. Amen.

Take Action

There is no question more important or more urgent. Who is Jesus to you? Take your journal and your Bible and allow God to speak to you. Then in your journal, write the same question Jesus asked Peter. Spend some time today writing your response.

Discover Jesus as the treasure worth everything.

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