In Matthew 16, Jesus asked His disciples the all important question, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered from the heart, “The Messiah; the Son of the Living God”.
Peter’s answer was correct because he knew and believed that Jesus was the Messiah. This question is the perfect example of salvation and the beginning of a powerful and life-long journey. You are saved when you come to know and believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, but that is only the beginning.
Once Peter knew and identified Who Jesus was, Jesus then identified who Peter was! He said, “I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.” In that moment, it was not Peter who changed, but rather how he viewed himself. When we have the revelation of Who the Lord is in our own lives and what He has done for us, it doesn’t stop there; He reveals to us Who we are in Him and also the work that He has for us and has called us to do.
Who do you say Jesus is?
Knowing God and growing in Him is the supreme in knowing who you are in Him. Jesus not only wants to reveal Himself to you, but to reveal who you are in Him.
Society throughout time has created impossible and utterly false expectations of what true worth and value are, and that they are based on:
- Hair color
- No wrinkles/flaws
Yet Jesus says that our worth isn’t based on our words or works, but simply being human; His greatest creation. We are of great worth, not in what we can do, but because of who we are, we are His!