Who do men say Jesus is? Well there are many answers to that question in our world today. Jesus asked the disciples this question and even in His day there was a variety of answers. But then came two very pointed questions from Jesus: Who do YOU say I am? And What difference does it make? Many today give “churchy” answers like, “Jesus is Lord.” But as H.A. Ironside once said, “If Jesus isn’t Lord of all, He isn’t Lord at all.” So is He really your “Lord”? Some may say, “Jesus is my savior” But frankly, if you are still doing and living as you always did, what exactly did He save you from? Other may say, “Jesus is the “Christ.” To say such a thing would be to acknowledge He is God, deity, the fulfillment of scripture, the one with ultimate authority. Wouldn’t that mean, if we really believed that we would love and obey Him? In fact it seems we may say a lot of things we don’t necessarily really believe. To really acknowledge Jesus as your Lord and savior and to be a faithful follower of Jesus requires just three simple things: 1. Do more than just believe in Him, trust and obey Him. 2. Don’t just accept His word as truth, put your selfish desires and plans to death and embrace His will for your life. 3. Don’t just be unselfish, daily invest your life in time spent with Him, His voice, His direction, His will, and you will find your life full! Let’s try this again: [Jesus is asking]: “But what about you?” … “Who do you say I am?” (Lk 9:20)
Dr. William Burnham is pastor of Point of Grace Church in Covington. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.