The Ultimate Question

"Who do you say that I am?" ~ Matt. 16:15

From ancient philosophers to modern scholars, people have delved into timeless questions. What are the origins of the universe? Is there really any such thing as good and evil? Where did man come from? What is the meaning of life? Mankind has relentlessly prodded and plied on these ubiquitous questions with little to no avail for centuries on end.

Yet, there is only one question that truly matters. It is the one question every person must eventually face. This crucial question draws a spiritual line in the sand which divides and defines the whole human race. It is a question of reckoning. This essential question confronts the man, challenges the mind and pierces the very heart and soul.

Jesus puts this question to everyone who ever lives, “Who do you say that I am?” And to be sure, there are as many opinions about who Jesus was and is, as there are about the origins of the universe. In Jesus’ own day, He was likened to Elijah and Jeremiah. Some thought He was John the Baptist. Yet, all of these answers fall short of the glorious truth.

Peter, the Apostle, replies to our Lord’s question saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” This, beloved reader, is the only satisfactory answer. None other will do. Jesus is the Christ, or He is nothing. And while foolish men may continue their search for the meaning of life, Jesus is Life. And He is asking you, “Who do you say that I am?” May your answer to this ultimate question echo Peter’s own, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God”.

4 thoughts on “The Ultimate Question

  1. I shared this same thought a few weeks ago, really appreciate your heart for it is really the Spirit of God speaking these things to simple servants… Lord Bless you

    BT

    Thought for Today

    THE ETERNAL QUESTION

    Christ seen through the eyes of the philosopher,
    view Him through the opinions of men.
    Christ seen through the eyes of a Christian believer,
    view Him as a teacher or teaching.
    Christ seen through the eyes of a disciple,
    view Him as Lord and Master.

    To the philosopher,
    a point of curiosity.
    To the believer,
    a word to believe.
    To the disciple,
    a word to obey.

    “BUT WHOM SAY YE THAT I AM?”

    Matthew 16:15

    Brian Troxel

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