What Jesus Did! 'Christ, Son of God!' — Matthew 16:15-16

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Then Jesus said to his followers, "And who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
— Matthew 16:15-16 NLT
Illustration of Matthew 16:15-16 NLT — Then Jesus said to his followers, "And who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Key Thought

Peter's answer is simple but profound. "You are God's Son, the promised Messiah. You are the one God has promised for all these years. This is what I believe!"
Salvation today still hinges on fully relying on Jesus as our Savior. There is no one else on whom it can depend. The central issue in our lives then becomes whether or not we truly believe that Jesus Christ, our Lord, is the Son of God and whether or not we live our lives differently because of that faith!

Today's Prayer

Almighty God, how can I ever begin to thank you for sending Jesus! Help me live with him as Lord over all of my life. In Jesus' mighty name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 20:30-31
  • Acts 16:29-34
  • 1 John 3:23

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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.