Read Matthew 16:13-19
“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (v. 16).
It is common practice for an individual seeking employment to provide a resumé along with the application for employment. Usually a part of the resumé includes references of individuals other than family members who know the applicant as more than just a casual acquaintance.
In this passage of Scripture Jesus asked His disciples what others were saying about Him. They responded with the hearsay of the day concerning Christ. But then Jesus narrowed His focus to the disciples, and outspoken Peter responded without hesitation, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
It is interesting that in this setting Peter readily recognized Jesus as Lord, and he was blessed by Jesus with deep spiritual insight. At a later time however, when questioned as to his relationship to Jesus, he denied three times any affiliation to the Savior.
If Jesus were filling out an employment application today, would your name appear as a reference? Do you know Him as Savior and Lord, or do you just know about Him? (Marshall Mosley)
But “I know whom I have believed, And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed Unto Him against that day.”
— Daniel W. Whittle
Do you know Him or just know about Him?
This is the Monday, October 20, 2014 devotional reading of Opening the Word.
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