Scripture: Luke 9.
Luke 9:18-20 (NLT)
18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
19 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other ancient prophets risen from the dead.”
20 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah sent from God!”
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)
Who is Jesus? This may be the question asked of a Christian today, and I don’t believe that we will have the option of taking out our Bible to quote a response from the Word. In fact, I believe that when this question is asked of us today it would throw the unbeliever if we responded with a Bible verse, or perhaps according to something our pastor may have said, or anyone other than ourselves may have said. For what the unbeliever is really asking is, “who is this Jesus of which you speak, who is He to you?” You see, some refer to Jesus as “the Man upstairs” – in other words, they can’t make themselves mention the precious name of ‘Jesus’ or our eternal home, ‘Heaven’, in a public place. Friends, we have to realize that when questions like this are asked of us, God has just opened the door wide open for a public witness! Another scripture says that if we are ashamed of Him before men, He will be ashamed of us before the Father. Our personal witness is more meaningful to an inquirer than any amount of scripture that we could quote, for it is undeniable. It is a personal experience and a personal relationship of which we speak. We wouldn’t dare be that evasive about responding to a question about the special person God has blessed us with – our spouse. So when questioned about the most important relationship in our life, let’s be prepared to take a stand and share. God could very easily use that to speak to the heart of the unbeliever. Let’s take a stand today!
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)
Lord Jesus, thank You for being my personal Savior and for having that personal relationship with me. Praise God, that I can call on You at any time. Thank You for dying on Calvary’s cross as a sacrifice for me, so that I may have a means of coming to the Father. Thank You for the home You have prepared for me to spend eternity with You. Please give me boldness to respond personally to every door You may open for a non-Christian to ask questions of me. Use the simple words that I may respond with, to draw the unsaved to Yourself today, is my humble prayer.
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