LIVING WORD DEVOTIONAL
WHO IS THE LORD?
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am? Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.'” Matthew 16:15-16
Most people are familiar with the name “Jesus,” but relatively few truly know who He is. This is tragic because a right understanding of the Savior’s identity and mission is directly related to every person’s eternal destiny.
How is it possible to know who Jesus Christ is and what He did? The Father has provided a completely trustworthy source: the Bible. The wise person will regularly spend time in the Word to gain knowledge of the Savior and develop a deep relationship with Him.
Scripture tells us that Jesus is God:
1. Christ existed before His own birth—in fact, even before time began. The prophet Micah spoke of His ancient origin (5:2), and Paul named Him as the Creator (Col. 1:5-6).
2. Jesus claimed equality with the invisible God and was the perfect reflection of Him (John 10:30; 14:9).
3. The Savior performed miracles—such as restoring the dead to life—that were possible only by supernatural power (John 11:43-44).
4. The Lord received worship and forgave sin, two acts that are acceptable only for Deity (Matt. 9:2-8; John 9:38).
Think about Jesus coming to earth as a baby. Imagine the power resting in that little manger—the omnipotent God was lying in a trough made from trees He had created, under stars He Himself had strewn across the sky!
Scripture makes it clear that there is only one way to eternal life: by trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior (Acts 4:12). Weigh the evidence, and then make a wise decision to follow Him.
Prayer: Father, please, reveal Your Son to me.
Scriptural Reading: Matthew 16:13-19