What Jesus Did! 'You Are the Messiah!' — Mark 8:29

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Then [Jesus] asked [the disciples], "But who do you say I am?"

Peter replied, "You are the Messiah."

— Mark 8:29 NLT

Key Thought

This is the key question that Jesus asks each of us: "Who do you say I am?" Our answer is crucial! Our whole life hangs in the balance as we answer this question. Yes, Peter says, "You are the Messiah." However, Jesus is much more than the Messiah: He is our Lord; he is our Savior; he is our brother; he is our King; he is our High Priest; ... So who do you say Jesus is? (Today, especially, please read this devotional's Related Scriptures Readings below and be reminded of how important Jesus is to you!)

Today's Prayer

O LORD God Almighty, my Heavenly Father, thank you for Jesus. He is so much more than words can capture. He exhausts the meaning of every title. I praise you for your plan and purpose in sending him. In Jesus' name, I offer my prayer and my life to you. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Romans 10:8-13
  • Colossians 1:15-22
  • Hebrews 2:13-18


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Illustration of Mark 8:29 NLT — Then [Jesus] asked [the disciples], "But who do you say I am?"
Peter replied, "You are the Messiah."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.