Matt 16:15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus asked Peter THE MOST powerful question. The answer to this question determined Peter’s future and will ultimately determine our eternal destiny.
In the midst of Jesus doing numerous miracles, teaching His disciples about the tarnished ways of the Pharisee; and just before prophesying His coming death and transfiguring himself, literally bringing heaven to earth. Jesus prods Peter with this overwhelmingly critical examination.
While many people were seeing miracles with their own eyes, others hearing stories from afar and deciding for themselves what they thought based on others opinions, all were deciding who they thought Jesus was. Yet, Peter and his colleagues had walked, talked and been with Jesus for days, weeks, months, so the question to Peter, while very personal, we also very humbling. After all, the disciple’s new Jesus best…..didn’t they??
Peter came thru like a champ with his answer; “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” He nailed it!!!….. But wait didn’t he later deny even knowing Jesus just 10 chapters later?? How could that be? What chance do we have if Peter was right there with him, knew the answer and still failed?
I’ve got some great news, Peter’s destiny was stamped right at the point of his perfect answer. When we confess with our mouths the Lord Jesus and believe in our hearts…(Rom 10:9-10), like Peter, our eternal destiny is stamped “Forever LIFE w/Jesus.” Peter’s forever was changed when Jesus asked him this question. What will your destiny be…
Who Do (enter your name here) say that I am?
Just a reminder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqybaIesbuA