Scripture:   Galatians 6:15   Neither circumcision nor un-circumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation.  (NIV) 

Observation:   Paul was writing to the church in Galatia in which there were Jews who believed they had to be circumcised to be acceptable and Gentiles who had not been circumcised.  In this verse Paul is saying the same thing Jesus said in John chapter three.  “You must be born again.”   Without being born again, one cannot even see the Kingdom of God.  To the church at Corinth, Paul wrote, “if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:  The old one has gone, the new is here!”

Application:  When living under the Law, the emphasis is on keeping all its requirements.  I am just not able.  But NOW being a new creation in Christ with Jesus living inside, the emphasis is on His Presence to make me acceptable to God and His power to enable me to live a life worthy of being God’s child.  Think of that!    

Prayer:   Lord, not only have you provided forgiveness for my past, you have promised me a great future!   But best of all, I get to enjoy your presence now as you live every day in me and through me!!!  You are amazing; I am blest!     Amen 

Pastor Leon
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