While I am just one person, I hold different titles for different people.
Reference: v.15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” (TNIV Bible)
Explore: Who do you say I am?
To my parents I am their youngest child, to my siblings I am their sister, to my husband I am his wife, to my daughter I’m her foster mum, to my colleagues I am their producer, to my school mates I’m their life-long friend, to my hairdresser I’m her client…
While I am just one person, I hold various titles for different people.
Application: When Jesus asked His disciples what people were saying about Him, they answered with many different titles. I think if Peter had not jumped in so quickly we would have heard some of the disciples thoughts about Jesus and maybe a few other titles.
To them Jesus would have been a friend, a leader and a traveling companion. But Peter came up trumps saying that Jesus is the Messiah.
Even today there are people who are willing to believe that Jesus lived, but they give him different titles – a good man, a prophet, a significant person in history.
However, calling Jesus your Saviour puts him in a completely different category. You’re not just acknowledging his existence, but stating the change he is having in your life.
Jesus is my Saviour and because of that I hold the most important title of all: Child of God.
Prayer: Lord God, it’s hard to believe that we are embraced into Your family just by accepting Jesus as our Saviour. May we hold the title of being ‘your child’ as the most precious name of all. Amen.
What are some of the titles you hold? What are the most important?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.