To truly worship God, we must have a right relationship with Him and a real knowledge of who He is. We can’t really worship a God we don’t really know.
I wonder if the disciples were surprised, perplexed, or even a little annoyed that Jesus asked them this question. Remember – they were the ones who Jesus already knew believed in Him and were committed to Him to the point of giving up everything to follow Him. Yet He still asked them, “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15).
When Peter spoke up and answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” Jesus responded with “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven” (v.16-17).
It is so important that we answer that question often. No, daily! Because our honest answer absolutely affects everything else in our lives. It reflects not only who we believe God is intellectually, but who we believe He is to us personally, as well as what we believe He can do. And who we really believe God is can either blow the lid off of our worship (in a great way) or utterly disintegrate it.