“…Whom do men say that I am? And they answered John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.” Mark. 8: 28-29.
Matthew’s gospel adds, “…the Son of the living God.”
Moments later, after Jesus spoke of the Son of man’s suffering, death, and resurrection, “…Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.”
Jesus responded with, “…Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.”
In order to avoid Peter’s error this is my 2-part question: What things of men did Peter savor? How does it relate to us?
Another question for fun: How could Peter one moment make his confession of Jesus and the next moment rebuke him?
And one last one to give you an opportunity to testify to Jesus’ question: Who do you say Jesus is?