Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
[Matt 16:16 NET]
Under the power of the Holy Spirit Peter had a glimpse of Jesus in His glorious beauty. He saw Him as the Messiah who had been promised so long. At last the Promised One had come, and now Peter saw and believed in Him as the Christ. Not only so, but he saw Him, too, as divine – the Son of the living God.
This confession shows us what we ought to think about Christ. He is the Messiah, God’s Anointed One. He became man, thus coming down close to us.
Then He is the Son of God, divine; possessing all power, infinite in His love and grace, able to do for us all that we need, and to lift us up to eternal life and glory. So we have here a most comprehensive creed.
If our belief is like Peter’s, and if Christ is all to us in our life that we make Him in our creed, we are resting on the rock. But we must make sure that we have Christ in our life as well as in our creed.