We all have to answer the most important question. Who is Jesus?
Depending on our background, we may have a predetermined perspective about who Jesus is. We may have some information about Jesus, but we may not have the full picture.
So what about you? How would you answer the most important question? Who is Jesus to you?
1. Babe in the Manger
Some will say that Jesus is the baby in the manger. At Christmastime, we recall the story of Jesus’ birth from Luke 2:1-21. And we see baby Jesus in the crèche displays.
We hear the Christmas carol about the “holy infant so tender and mild.” And we think of Jesus as the baby. Just a baby.
But Jesus didn’t stay in the manger. And Jesus didn’t stay a baby. He grew up and became a man.
2. Teacher on the Mountain
Some will think of Jesus as giving the Sermon on the Mount. We think of Jesus as giving us some good ideas to live by in Matthew 5-7.
We think of Jesus as the Good Teacher. After all, that is what the rich young man called Jesus when he asked what he needed to do to have eternal life (Matthew 19:16).
But Jesus’ response makes us think: Why do you call Me good? There is none good but one, that is, God (Matthew 19:17).
3. Lord of All Creation
Jesus says we do well to call him Master and Lord, for that is Who He is (John 13:13). Even the passage about Jesus’ birth says, Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11).
Christ is our Savior. But He is not just our Savior. He is our Lord. Whether we like it or not.
If Christ is Lord, that means He must be obeyed. Jesus rebukes us when He asks us, Why do you call Me Lord, Lord, and do not do what I tell you? (Luke 6:46).
As the worship song says, Jesus is “Christ the Lord, Cornerstone.” It is good for us to call Him Lord. But do we mean it when we say it?
To answer the most important question, who do you say Jesus is? Is Jesus the Babe in the manger? Or is Jesus the Teacher on the mountain? Or is Jesus the Lord of all creation?
Make your choice. Then live like you mean it.
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