Who Do People Say You Are? #671

13  When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” 14  So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” (Matthew 16:13–14, NKJV)

What others said about Jesus does not define who He really is. The evidence shows that He is “the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt. 16:16-17). Sometimes people say cruel, untrue things about us. They intend to bully, to hurt and to harm. What others say about you does not define who you are. Do not be afraid of what people say about you, or even of what they may do to you (Matt. 10:28). Be a faithful Christian before others, so that regardless of what they say you are, you will be a “good and faithful servant” who is received into eternal joy (Matt. 25:21).

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