Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah
27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”
29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”
30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
Why Jesus asked them this question? It is not because he wants approval or compliment from men. Not that Jesus doesn’t know. Maybe because he just wants to find out. Or another reason could be he wants to use this way to let all the disciples know who he really is. Maybe some disciples do not have in mind yet that Jesus is the Messiah.
How I can apply this is I can also ask question periodically to get feedback.