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What Do YOU Say?

In Matthew 16:13-20, we see that one common problem that still happens among Christians today was known among the apostles – too much hearsay about who Jesus is, but not enough affirmative belief. Some might say that it’s a classic example of too much head knowledge, but not enough heart knowledge.

The Jewish people of Jesus’ time had very clear expectations of what the Messiah would be like, and it seems as though different theories abounded. The disciples seem to have guessed at who Jesus was early on and were quick to affirm their belief.

As Christianity has evolved over the years, it seems as though faith communities have gotten too caught up in getting the terminology right to the extent that it seems as though senseless splits have happened that could have been prevented. While the historical tradition of the Church and right reason do and should play a role in our faith, we need to avoid the pitfall of letting others put words in our mouths.

The next time someone asks who Jesus is, stop for a minute and think about whether a ready-made response is the right answer. Instead, why not tell them what Jesus has done and is doing in your life?

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August 28, 2014 - Posted by | Devotionals/Meditations |

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