“For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if though be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision” (Romans 2:25).
I’ve moved on to reading the Book of Romans, and this verse really stuck out to me. Here, Paul is speaking to the Jews in Rome, who glory in their flesh, feeling more worthy and justified because they are circumcised. But Paul is telling them that their circumcision counts for nothing, if they are not keeping the whole law… That they might as well be uncircumcised.
Why? Because God looks at the heart, whether it is circumcised or not, and not the flesh. The outward circumcision is merely religion, while the inward circumcision is spirituality. For God is Spirit, and He desires for His true worshippers to worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). While the former may fulfil the letter of the law (if that were possible), the latter is led by the Spirit (Romans 8:14, Galatians 5:16) and is dependent on the Spirit and CANNOT glory in themselves, for they know that apart from grace, they would be nothing (Phil 2:13)…
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