Daily Devotion

December 4, 2014

Jesus—Is God!

“What do you think about…Christ?” Mt 22:42 NKJV

One day Jesus took Peter, James and John up to the top of a mountain. We read: “Moses and Elijah appeared and began talking with Jesus…Peter…blurted out, ‘Master…Let’s make three shelters as memorials—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah’” (Lk 9:30-33 NLT). Peter’s thinking was wrong. Three shrines would have made Moses and Elijah equal with Jesus. Nobody is equal with Jesus! He is wholly, solely, fully, thoroughly and altogether God. When God spoke from heaven that day Moses the lawgiver, Elijah the prophet, Peter the preacher, James the apostle and John the revelator were all present. But God didn’t say, “Listen to them.” No, He said, “This is my beloved Son: hear him”    (Lk 9:35).

Jesus knew exactly who He was. When His accusers shouted, “You claim you are the Son of God,” He replied, “Yes” (Lk 22:70 TLB). He actually said, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (Jn 14:9). Then He blew their minds by predicting both His death and His resurrection (See Jn 10:18). Let’s be clear about this: you can discount Jesus as a phony or worship Him as God, but don’t call Him just another historic figure. C. S. Lewis said, “A man who said the things that Jesus said wouldn’t be a great moral teacher. He’d either be a lunatic or the Devil. You can spit at Him, kill Him, or fall at His feet and call Him Lord, but let’s not come up with patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher.” So, what do you think about Christ? Is He the Lord of your life? He wants to be.