Under Gods Command

Romans 2:28-29 A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.  No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the spirit, not by the written code.  Such a man’s praise is not from men, but from God. 

To be a Jew meant you were in God’s family, an heir to all his promises.  Yet Paul made it clear that membership in God’s family is based on internal, not external, qualities.  All whose hearts are right with God are real Jews-that is, part of God’s family.

Lets Bring it Home: Attending church or being baptized, confirmed or accepted for membership is not enough; just as submitting to circumcision was not enough for the Jews.  God desires our heart felt devotion and obedience.

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