06/01 Romans 2:25-29
The Jewish ceremony of circumcision has value only if you obey God’s law. But if you don’t obey God’s law, you are no better off than an uncircumcised Gentile. 26 And if the Gentiles obey God’s law, won’t God declare them to be his own people? 27 In fact, uncircumcised Gentiles who keep God’s law will condemn you Jews who are circumcised and possess God’s law but don’t obey it. 28 For you are not a true Jew just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the ceremony of circumcision. 29 No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by the Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.
It’s a heart matter-how we live-what we do! When we are overwhelmed we go to Jesus. When we don’t know what else to do we go to Jesus. Jesus is the difference. Jesus changes our heart-He cleanses us from unrighteousness, He nourishes and strengthens the soul. Jesus is the difference in life as we face a cruel and devastating world.