““Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?”Matthew 16:13 KJV.
This is the question that Jesus asked his disciples one day. At this point they had been with him for sometime. They saw miracles firsthand. They fellowshipped with him. So, this question was not asked to boost his ego. It was asked in my view to ascertain what aspect of what others said about him the disciples held onto. So, they answered: “Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” Matthew 16:14 KJV
But then Jesus asked an even more important question. He asked, “Whom do YOU say I am?” This question moved the focus to them, this is now where each man has to state who Jesus is. It seemed to stump most except Peter, because he is the one who responded with the correct answer. He said, “Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God.”
What is your answer to that question today? Who is Jesus to YOU? What I have discovered is, our view of Jesus determines what we believe he can do and how we see him. I am not talking about what we sing in church or what we even say from our lips occasionally. I’m talking about how we truly SEE him. If you truly see him as a provider, you will not worry about where your next meal is coming from. If you truly see him as a healer and you are sick, you will not question is ability to heal you.
So, as Jesus asks that question to you right now, “Whom do you say I am?” What’s your answer?