Matthew 16:17. “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.”
Jesus had asked the disciples what the people were saying about His identity, and got a variety of answers. Then He asked the disciples, “Whom say ye that I am?” Peter spoke up and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God!”
Have you ever wondered how delighted Jesus must have been to hear, for the first time from human lips, the full truth about Himself? Finally, at least one of the disciples was starting to catch on!
Furthermore, it was not of his own wisdom that Peter recognized Jesus as the Son of God. It was God Himself Who had revealed to Peter the truth of Jesus’ identity. And now, the stage is set for a most wonderful revelation, something so new and so different that it is referred to as a mystery, something hidden.
Stay tuned. It gets better!