verses 14-15: May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.
Circumcision is just one of many
laws and rules that could be inserted into this passage with the same general message. It is my recognition and full acceptance of the sovereignty of Christ which makes me a new creation. The other rules do not change my relationship with God. Only my acceptance and welcoming of Christ will do this. How does this look in my life? I am not sure it is always evident.
Holy Father, help me to choose the important changes in my life over the unimportant ones. What are the changes you would have me make? Grant me wisdom, and please grant me courage. Amen
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