This is what God gave me today in His word:
Then he who is physically uncircumcised but keeps the law will condemn you who have the written code and circumcision but break the law. For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God. (Romans 2:27-29)
The true Jew, is someone who is a Jew in his heart. True circumcision, is circumcision of the heart. These two concepts may seem almost absurd. After all, how can someone circumcise his own heart? How can someone be an inward rather than an outward Jew?
Well, it only seems crazy until you really think about it. After all, what is a Jew? A Jew is someone who is chosen by God. And who is the “chosen” of God? All who accept and believe in His son, and someone whose heart has been cut clean of sin. A true Jew is a Spiritual Jew, rather than a physical one. And in fact, it’s this physical Judaism that Paul is speaking out against here: it doesn’t matter if you offer sacrifices, or have a prayer shawl, or whatever else. What matters is your heart.
So, has Jesus circumcised our hearts yet? Has the cross-cut off the sin which ensnared our lives? If He hasn’t, we need to let go of whatever effort we were making to be made perfect before God on our own, and instead let Jesus’ blood make us pure and perfect before God.
You are Loved!