FMF & Sustenance from the archives+: Who

Sustenance from the archives+ (23)

When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:13-15, NKJV)

But who do you say I am?” (emphasis added). This is the crux of the matter is it not? Or to borrow the words of the poet, E. E. Cummings, “Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud.” Our grandparents or parents may have introduced us to Jesus. Our Sunday School or children’s church teachers may have reinforced and/or expanded our knowledge of Jesus. But, it is what each of us believes and say about Him that makes the difference in our lives. If who I believe Him to be is based only on my experiences or the opinions of others, and not on who He says He is in the Word, my life will be off kilter. Each person’s relationship with Him is designed to be personal, “Who do you say I am?


Today’s post is for Five Minute Friday (FMF) and Day 19 of the series, “Sustenance from the archives+,” that is part of the 31 Days Free Writes writing challenge. To read the post for Day 18 of the series, please click on the link below. To learn about Five Minute Friday (FMF), click here.

Day 18: Search

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