Somewhere, someone is faced with having to answer the question, “Whom say ye that I am?”
In Biblical times, they thought Jesus was Elias (Elijah) or Jeremias (Jeremiah) one of the old prophets, others thought John the Baptist. But Peter had the right answer, saying Jesus was “The Christ of God.” With his mouth he openly confessed the Lord’s deity. In Romans chapter 10 verses 9 and 10 it says: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Peter knew in his heart whom Jesus was, do you?
After Peter’s confession, Jesus tells him and the other disciples who were there, just how much He (Jesus) was going to suffer. (v. 22) He then proceeds to tells them, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Hum, daily? You mean, not just on Sundays or even Wednesday evenings? You mean giving an hour or two on these days isn’t enough? No it’s not! We’re to live daily for the Lord, in word, in conduct, in choices we make, in relationships, in business, in what we watch on TV, in other words with our whole being we are to glorify God. We are to seek Him out daily and let Him guide our walk, our talk, our whole life. The problem is many think going to church every Sunday is enough, and you wonder why the world is in the shape that it’s in today.
Whom say ye that I am…Jesus is asking you. Will you confess Him or deny Him?