In the gospel of Mark, there are those who willingly acknowledge Jesus as the son of God and those who do not.
The Pharisees do not acknowledge Jesus as the son of God as they are more inclined to the law than the temple. In most occasions, Jesus did his work in contrary to the law and this made them doubt whether he was really a son of god. Jesus made his disciples to eat grains when they were supposed to be fasting and he also healed on the Sabbath day (Miller, 2019) . They expected the son of god to act in accordance with the law and do according though their expectation. Jesus was so quick to respond to them by asking them what was good between saving lives and destroying life on a Sabbath day. This had significance in Jesus life as he prepared himself to accomplish what god has sent him to do. By having people question who he was, he was in a position to accomplish more as no prophet is accepted in his home.
Jesus disciples were too quick to question who he was and the moment they became aware that he was Christ; they acknowledged it and started working towards accomplishing his set mission. Even though at times they questioned his identity, they always obeyed him and worked with him. Jesus asked. By saying that Jesus is Christ, they meant that he was one to be sent by God on a mission to save human kind (Schreiner, 2019) . John the Baptist said that the one who was to come was greater than him and he was not worth to even tie his sandals. This shows that he knew Jesus was great and he acknowledged the fact. This helped Jesus in his mission as he used his disciples to carry out his work and have people believe in God.
Miller, J. C. (2019). Mark. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 62(1), 170-172.
Schreiner, P. (2019). Reading Mark’s Christology Under Caesar: Jesus the Messiah and Roman Imperial Ideology. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 62(3), 638-641.