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Is Your Heart Right with God?

Thinking about Romans 2:28–29.

A red heart outlined in white on a bright yellow background.
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After addressing what the Jews overlooked about circumcision, Paul addresses their heart and how they should have thought of their relationship with God.

Circumcision of the heart.

While the Jews thought the “outward” circumcision was all that mattered, Paul points out that they had missed the true significance of circumcision.

Not only had they not kept the law of Moses, but their “uncircumcised heart” displayed their stubbornness and rebellion against God.

The Jew had missed the Scripture’s emphasis upon the “inward.” While the “outward” is not de-emphasized, the “outward” was not all there was to serving God.

Jesus and the heart.

I’m reminded of what Jesus said to the scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23.

For all their focus on the “outward” and how they thought that entitled them to different treatment by God at the judgment — they were wrong. They had missed the point entirely.



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Jameson Steward

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