Who do you say Jesus is?
Today's devotion is based on Matthew 16:15, where we hear Jesus ask his disciples, "Who do you say I am?"
This was the decisive question. Jesus had not asked the question before. When he called his disciples, he only required one thing from them, "Follow me." They were to follow, listen, and learn for themselves. It is the same way for us.
For, in the beginning, faith puts no demands on us. Faith is aroused in our hearts and minds as we walk with Jesus. What does it mean to walk with Jesus? It means the same to us as it did to the disciples; follow him, listen to him, and learn about him.
We must join our voices with those of Peter whose response to Jesus' question was, "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God." Those must be our words of confession, for there is only one true God to follow, trust, and believe in; all other beliefs about God are false.
Please pray with me; Heavenly Father, thank you for all you have done for me. I want to follow Jesus and be a part of everything your disciples were able to see and learn from him. Please help me believe and trust in you more each day. In Jesus' precious name, I pray. Amen.