The other evening I was having a telephone conversation with someone and we were talking about a relative that had passed away long before I was born. I still do not have any idea what the person’s name is or must else about them. I know of this person; but, I do not know them personally.
In Jesus’ day people thought He was many different people. Look at Matthew 16:14, “And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.” People were confused about who Jesus really is.
Today is no different. People teach that Jesus is a prophet, He was just a good Man and many other versions of who He is.
I am thankful that no matter what or who others think He is or was that He is still the Son of God. Notice the penetrating question that Jesus posed to Peter in Matthew 16:15, “He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?” Our eternal destiny depends upon our answer to this question. If Jesus is just some antiquated prophet then we are in trouble for sure. If Jesus is in fact (and He is) the Son of God then we need to bow to Him and King of kings and LORD of lords.
I don’t know who you think Jesus is; but, friend I know who He is and I am eternally thankful for being introduced to Him and I know He is my Saviour. How about you?
We have seen in the Scriptures how God uses many different things, circumstances and even the unbeliever to work out His plan. I mean, He used a donkey to speak to Baalim. I am glad that it has not been recorded in Scripture some of my less than positive moments in life.
God even used an heathen king to bring about His plan. It all started when Herod received word of a King to be born in Bethlehem. Look at Matthew 2:3, “When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.” This word “troubled” means to stir or agitate. Herod was an unhappy camper. He was the sitting king of that day and he would have nobody else dethrone him if at all possible. I don’t know too many rulers that want to be dethroned. It usually means death to the sitting king.
In this instance it would have meant death too. Think about it. Lets go a little deep here. If Herod came face to face with King Jesus then Herod would have to die. He would have to be just like you and I. He must die to self. He must crucify the old man. Even worse, he would have to bow the knee to Jesus and he was not willing to do that. This prideful dictator would bow to nobody.
Okay; friend, it is your turn. Will you humbly bow before Jesus and confess you are a sinner and you need a Saviour? It is up to you. The truth is that you can bow before King Jesus today and trust Him as your Saviour or you can bow before Him as your Judge. The choice is yours to make.