Galatians 6:15-18 – For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.
In the early church, circumcision was a big point of debate. Today, their debate seems silly to most Christians. And, we need to know that many of the debates we have would seem silly to Christians in the early church.
Do you speak in tongues?
Which Bible translation does your pastor preach from?
How do you educate your children?
Do you drink alcohol or think it’s a sin?
The list goes on and on and on…
What’s amazing is that circumcision, and few, if any, of the secondary issues we debate and discuss counts for anything. These things register zero weight on the scale of God’s justice.
What does count is being a new creation. This means being saved by Jesus’ grace, filled with the Spirit’s power, and living as a new person with a new passion to live by a new power for a new purpose! The rest, as they say, are details but not demanded.
Are you a Christian who has become a new person in Jesus Christ? If not, this needs to be your first priority above all else. If you are a Christian, live in the freedom and joy that God gives and do not let others pressure you do anything that God does not command you to.
Is there anything you cling to as being holy that is really just silly?