When Jesus asked the question, “Who do you say I am?” He wasn’t fishing for a compliment, He was making a crucial point about identity.
When you know WHO you are then you know HOW you are supposed to live both within yourself and towards people around you. When those people know your real identity then they have to act accordingly with you.
This question comes on the back of another question he had asked a few minutes before that, “Who do people say that I am?” and he got back four distorted images as a response.
He wanted the disciples to understand his true identity because that revelation is what would shape their relationship.
What you think about God is the most important thing in the world.
Who you perceive God is for you shapes your personality, your identity, your own self-awareness in the Kingdom.
Our true identity is…
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