From Pastor Perry

08/18/2014 Galatians 5:1-6

Galatians 5:1–6 (ESV)
Christ Has Set Us Free
5 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. 3 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. 4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. 5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

Why is circumcision such a big deal?  Well, if you are guy... it hurts!  But that’s not why it is a big deal.  In the Old Testament, a male was “marked” as a child of God through circumcision.  All males were to be circumcised.  This was a covenant made by God through Abraham.  To be a Jew was to get circumcised.  Abraham must have been a good salesman to sell this idea to all the males.  This act became a Law that all males had to carry out.  Boy, I can’t wait to get into the circumcision line.  Maybe I could cut up to the front!  But Jesus set us free from the Law... which means that we don’t have to be circumcised!   We are saved by faith!

I pray: O Lord, help me to never revert back to the Law, but to trust in you through the faith you have given me.  You have set us free from the Law and I thank you for my freedom.  Help me to stand firm and not return back to the Law.  Amen.

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