“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”
Mark 8:29 NIV
In Mark 8:27-30, Jesus asks the disciples, “Who do people say I am?” The disciples tell Jesus that people say He’s a prophet. Jesus asks them a powerful question “Who do you say I am?”
What about you? It’s not that important what other people’s opinion of Him is. Who is Jesus to you? Because that’s really all that matters. Is he a prophet? A good person? A teacher? Or do you agree with Peter’s answer? Is He the Savior? Is He your Savior?
Read the Mark 8:27-30 for yourself. How do you think you would have responded in that situation? Would you simply regurgitate what others have said to describe Him? Or would you be able to honestly answer that He is your Messiah, your Savior, the forgiver of your sins?
At Rugged Pursuit, we put a big emphasis on reading the scripture for ourselves rather than simply believing what others say about God. Don’t just take your friend’s word for it, or my word, or even your pastor’s word! Read God’s Word and find the Truth. When you read about Jesus and read the words He spoke, what conclusion do you come to? Is He a prophet? A good role model? Or is He really the Son of God and Savior of the world, like He says He is? No one can make that decision for you. Only you can decide who Christ is to you.
“Who do you say I am?” is possibly the biggest question we will ever face, because who He is determines who we are. And that changes everything.