THE question

“ . . . every knee in all the world shall bow to me, and every tongue shall swear allegiance to my name.”  Isaiah 45:23 TLB

A few devotionals ago I wrote about Jesus asking Peter THE question, “Who do you say I am?”  Good for Peter–he got it right!  Of course, it seems highly improbable that he’d miss the answer, considering that he had accompanied Jesus for almost three years and witnessed everything He had done.  However, that’s not a given. Judas did likewise, yet he failed this one question test as demonstrated by his subsequent actions.  

We are questioned throughout our lives at every age.  We have to answer so much to so many different people.  Think about questions asked by parents, teachers, bosses, coworkers, friends, attorneys–the list goes on and on.  We literally must respond to hundreds of thousands of them over decades.  

There is one question that every single person since Jesus must answer, and it’s the same one He asked to Peter some 2,000 years ago,  “Who do you say I am?”   There are no exceptions!  One either acknowledges Him as the Christ or denies Him.  Even a conscious attempt to not answer is a denial.  

I submit the stakes are incredibly high.  It is significant in the realm of eternity.  Acknowledging that Jesus is the Christ and making Him Lord of you life is the most important decision one can ever make.  Nothing else comes close.  

Ask yourself THE question.  Who do you say Jesus is?  Have you made him Lord of your life?

Prayer:  Thank you, God, for your Son, Jesus.  We acknowledge Him as the Christ, and we worship Him as Lord.  Amen.

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