Daily Devotion Friday, November 15

Friday, November 15, 2013 – Psalm 106; Nehemiah 12:27-31a, 42b-47; Revelation 19:11-16 and Matthew 16:13-20

Matthew 16:13-20 – 13Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

 15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

 16Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

 17And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. 18And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 20Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

Today, Jesus asks each of us; “who do you say that I am?”

And I leave you with that question and I believe how we answer that question has huge implications to how we live our life today.  So, who do you say this one named Jesus is?

O God, I praise you for sending us your Son Jesus, God in the flesh. I give you thanks for all the accounts of his life from birth to death to resurrection. I can recite what I believe using the known creeds of the church but what is important is what I really believe in my heart, mind and soul. This day gracious God help me grapple with whom I really say that you are. Amen.

Psalm 106 – Praise the Lord!
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever.

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