Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 298

From Handbook to God’s Promises

The Promises of God’s Living Word

Mark 8:29: Who Am I?

As thousands observe Him performing miracles and listen to Him speak of heaven, some question whether Jesus is John the Baptist, Elijah, or some other noble prophet. Aware of the speculation, Jesus asks His disciples this poignant question: “Who do you say that I am?” He wants to hear them articulate what they believe.

Peter characteristically speaks for the group, but ultimately each of us has to decide who Jesus is. Is He simply a miracle-working teacher, or could He be the long-awaited Messiah (Psalm 2:2)? In reality, we do not have to struggle for an answer, because God’s Word clearly articulates the truth. Jesus is—and always will be—our only Lord and Savior.