Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh. Phil. 3:2
The Jews were insisting that all those who were becoming followers of Christ, need to pass through the Jewish requirement/ritual of circumcision… which Paul says it is not required. Paul was protecting the faith of the new gentile believers who were being torn apart of circumcision required by the believers from a Jewish background.
Many times we give more importance to the rituals and traditions that we lose our focus. We should always keep in mind that Christ is our main focus, rest everything is secondary. The free gift of salvation is the only thing that needs to be on our minds. Salvation is free and without any ritualistic pre-requisites.
Christ is our all in all, Christ is all-sufficient, nothing else required for salvation. ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life’. John 3:16
The only thing we need to do to obtain this free gift is believe in Him wholeheartedly.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for the free gift of salvation given to me. Help me to always lift up my cup of salvation and tell others of all that You are doing for me. Let me not be driven away with the age-old customs and traditions leaving behind the main focus. I trust in You, You only lead me and guide me. In Jesus name. Amen.
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