15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
A question which Peter is been asked by Jesus. How magnificent question which reveals how important Jesus is for peter.who am I?
Christ seeing the condition of Pharisees and other Israelites where everyone is confused and away from the revealation of the real Messiah are lacking faith in jesus.jesus is troubled at the this because he is meant to be accepted and received at least by his own people the Jews.They recognize him by their own mindset .They are defining GOD by their ideas which Christ didn't like because he is GOD.He is not only a prophet but the GOD.He is not only a doctor but the GOD.Jesus expected a answer from Jews that Jesus is the son of GOD who was promised by prophets to be born on this Earth for redemption.
We are in a world where GOD helps in all our fields of life but still we limit him as a doctor ,healer or a banker but this is not what Jesus is.when we see the verse 16 and 17
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Peter replies the answer admitting him as a son of living God which was accepted by Christ positively.This is the true revealation of Christ,he is not just a doctor,carer,mother,father;He is above all.He is son of living GOD.Amen!