March 5, 2013

Matthew 16:13-18

Simon Peter was the kind of person who made things happen. He not only asked a lot of questions, but was also usually the first one to answer any question posed by Christ. The other disciples stood around like schoolboys, afraid to answer lest they got the answer wrong. But Peter speaks right up with confidence and says, "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God." There were times when Peter answered quickly and then had to backup, undo and retract statements, but this time he was right. The fact that Peter was bold and decisive marked him as a natural leader. In what ways do you need to be more bold and quick to speak up today?