From Pastor Perry

11/01/2016 Genesis 17:9-14

Genesis 17:9-14

Abraham and the Covenant of Circumcision

And God said to Abraham, “As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations. 10 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised. 11 You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you. 12 He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised. Every male throughout your generations, whether born in your house or bought with your money from any foreigner who is not of your offspring, 13 both he who is born in your house and he who is bought with your money, shall surely be circumcised. So shall my covenant be in your flesh an everlasting covenant. 14 Any uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.”



I laugh when I read this, that Abraham must circumcise all males on the 8th day, along with all males.  Now I don’t envision long lines for this circumcision procedure.  Abraham must have been one heck of a salesman to get all the males to line up.  Maybe he had a sign that said “Free Beer—All you can drink!”  I imagine that there was a heavy dose of Holy Spirit in the area to persuade the men to line up.  I remember in the 1960’s when I was in elementary school, they were immunizing all the kids for small pox.  The kids were all lined up and they were injecting us with what looked like some sort of space gun.  We were all scared to death.  The shot was usually on the left arm below the shoulder.  Now circumcision is not on the arm, but the cutting off of the foreskin.  I think we would have been all running away!  What did circumcision mean?  It is a sign of Abraham’s covenant between God and man. 



I pray: O Lord, help me to run the good race.  I don’t always understand your ways, but help me to trust in you.  Amen.

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