Who Am I?Lent Devos
BREATHE – Day 13, March 1, 2021 – 40 Day LentenJourney
In chapter 8 of the Gospel of Mark Jesus poses the question to his disciples, “Who do you say I am?” The crowds were discussing among the masses what they believed about Jesus. Many had witnessed miracles and healings, so conversations were swirling about who this man was. However, Jesus was more concerned with how his closest companions, his disciples, would respond to this question, so Jesus asked:
“Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
“They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”
“Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.” Mark 8:27-30
Peter quickly responds, “You are the Messiah.”
How would you respond, today, if Jesus asked you that question, “Who do you say I am?” Read and meditate on the following scriptures as you contemplate who Jesus is in your life. This is the most important question you can answer during your Lenten journey, as it is the foundation for transformation and freedom!
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.” Isaiah 9:6-7
“I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7:13-14
Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53:10-12
“Who do you say I am?” – JESUS