Charles Stanley (December-17-2019) Daily Devotion: The Uniqueness of Christ.
Many people today have their own ideas about who Jesus is. Some people think He was merely a prophet or good teacher who taught people how to live. Even those who claim to be Christians have some inaccurate views of Him because they haven’t based their perceptions on the comprehensive truth of Scripture.
When Jesus asked, “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt. 16:15-16). Jesus was unlike any other person who ever lived. He was set apart by . . .
His birth. Conceived by the Holy Spirit, the eternal Son of God entered the human race through the womb of a virgin.
His wisdom. At age 12, Jesus spent three days with the Jewish teachers, amazing them with His divine wisdom and understanding.
His baptism. Though He was innocent of sin, Jesus asked John to baptize Him in order to identify with the sinners He came to save.
His temptation. Though Satan tempted Him in the wilderness, Jesus did not yield. Throughout His life, He fully obeyed every law of God and never sinned.
His ministry. He challenged man-made traditions and demonstrated the power of God by healing people, raising the dead, and forgiving sins.
His death. Jesus’ death was a sacrifice for the sins of mankind so they could be forgiven and reconciled to God.
His resurrection. Christ was the only person to ever permanently overcome death through resurrection.
Is this the Jesus you know? He is the only one who can save you.