Jesus asked some great questions throughout His ministry. Take a look at this exchange.
“Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.”
Mark 8:27-30 NIV
“Who do people say I am?” He already knew the answer to that question before He asked it and the answer really wasn’t all that important. People viewed Him in all different ways. What He was doing was setting the scene for the most important question in this exchange. “Who do you say I am?”
Not, who do you feel I am? Not, who do you think I am? But, “Who do you say I am?”
Matthew 15:18 tells us, ““But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart,…”
Jesus wanted to know what they held in their hearts. He wanted them to hear themselves professing that He is the Messiah.
There is power in our words and professing that Jesus is the Messiah and Lord of all combats so many struggles we encounter in life. And as we continue to profess it, it becomes more and more rooted in our hearts.
So allow me to end with one last question directed to you, “Who do you say Jesus Christ is?”