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

Monday, May 23, 2016

Then Jesus asked, "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ."
— Mark 8:29 NLT
Illustration of Mark 8:29 NLT — Then Jesus asked, "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ."

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 that Jesus is? (Today, especially, please read the cross referenced Scriptures to this devotional 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


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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.