True vs. False Circumcision

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The first post in this devotional series covering the book of Philippians is Devoted to Philippians.

Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh. (Philippians 3:2-3)

Circumcision is what marks a Jewish adherent as a Jew. It is a requirement of the religion, whether joining by birth or by conversion.

But, here Paul is referring to true circumcision vs. false. Paul holds that the circumcision which is done to the flesh is of no value, because God is interested in changed hearts, not changed body parts.

Those of the true circumcision worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus. We know that our flesh is fleeting and ultimately evil. It does no good to alter it, whereas trusting in Jesus is of eternal value.

Jesus said that “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24) We cannot see Him, but we worship Him in ways no other religion allows for. They cannot, because only those in Christ have spirits that are alive, and God is God of the living.

So, worship and glory in your spirit! It is fundamental to who we are as believers!!!

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Confidence in the Flesh

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