What do we know about circumcision?  We know that we can have a circumcision of the penis and of the heart.  Let’s look at the circumcision of the penis in order to figure out the spiritual need for the circumcision of the heart.

<Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts.>

<For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.>

<Not even those who are circumcised keep the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your circumcision in the flesh.>

<No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.>

<The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.>

Lord, let us reason together with you in finding greater truth.

Circumcision of the penis:

  • takes extra skin away from penis
  • allows the penis to be made cleaner
  • thus allowing it to function better
  • a dirty penis gets in the way of living

Uncircumcised penis:

  • more play in member so that it may be better for sex

Circumcision of the heart:

  • Applying what we know about what the heart represents in life and what we know about how a physical circumcision works let us reason.

Lord are you telling us that we are born not only with extra… down there, but also with extra in a spiritual way?  What can that extra do to get in the way?  How might that extra be used to control people and guide them away from the control of You, The Father?