Jesus is the Christ, Son of God!
Scripture reading for January 22nd: Matthew 16, Psalm 16, Prov. 16
Key Scriptures: Matthew 16:13-17 “Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”
Jesus had been with His disciples for some time and they had beheld the miracles and heard His wisdom. He had created a buzz among all who had met Him. Asking His disciples who the people said He was, there was a variety of answers. Then He asked them directly who they thought He was. Simon Peter spoke out in simplicity of faith, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Jesus commended Peter, telling him that His answer came from the Father.
Faith’s Confession: Lord Jesus, I believe that You are the Christ, Son of the Living God, my Savior. (Action step: If you have never confessed Jesus as Lord and Christ, do so today. Make it personal and from your heart!) Your Father in Heaven is drawing you because He love you.
Psalm 16:1-2 “Preserve me, O God, for in You I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from You.” vs 16 “You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”