If someone were to ask you to list the top five things about yourself that define you, what would they be? If you wanted someone to know who you were, what would you tell that person about yourself? When you think about yourself, your life, your goals, and your future, what do you see?
These are all very good questions and ones that we, no doubt, contemplate on a regular basis. Still, while these are incredibly defining questions, I want to suggest to you today that they aren’t the end all. There is a far more important question that would reveal the most important thing about you, a question that needs to be asked far more than it ever is.
I imagine most of us are already thinking about our jobs, spouse, children, church, hobbies, where we live, and a list of our favorite things. For years, much of these things defined my own identity. I saw myself through the lens of my activities, interests, and accomplishments, or lack thereof. Then, someone posed a question to me that altered my life and changed the lens through which I see it forever. Are you ready for it?
“Who do you say Jesus Christ is?”
There will never be anything more important about you than your answer to this question. Never. Not the person you marry. Not the number of children you have or don’t have. Not the car you drive. Not the paycheck you receive. Not the failures of your past or the successes of your future. Nothing will ever define you more than who you say Jesus Christ is. This is and will always be the most important thing about you.
So, who do you say He is? Was He just a good man, or is He God? Was He just a prophet, or is He the Savior? Was He a fictional figure, or is He the Way, the Truth, and the Life? Was He a good leader who set a good example, or is He the Lord of your life? Who do you say Jesus Christ is?
Jesus is the Savior of the world. Is He yours?
Jesus is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Is He yours?
Jesus is the Redeemer. Is He yours?
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12