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July 21

Morning

What is the value of circumcision? — Rom 3:1 NET

Actually, there are many advantages.—“Just as ritual circumcision cuts away the foreskin as an external symbol of dedicated covenant commitment, you must genuinely dedicate yourselves to the Lord and get rid of everything that hinders your commitment to me.”—Then their uncircumcised hearts become humbled and they make up for their iniquity, I will remember my covenant with Jacob and also my covenant with Isaac and also my covenant with Abraham.

Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God’s truth to confirm the promises made to the fathers.—In him you also were circumcised – not, however, with a circumcision performed by human hands, but by the removal of the fleshly body, that is, through the circumcision done by Christ.—You were dead in your transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he nevertheless made you alive with him, having forgiven all your transgressions.

You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires, to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.

Rom 3:2, Jer 4:4, Lev 26:41-42, Rom 15:8, Col 2:11, Col 2:13, Eph 4:22-24


Evening

The temple curtain was torn in two, from top to bottom. — Matt 27:51 NET

The Lord Jesus on the night in which he was betrayed took bread, and after he had given thanks he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”—“The bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

“Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves. The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life,… The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood resides in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so the one who consumes me will live because of me…. Does this cause you to be offended? Then what if you see the Son of Man ascending where he was before? The Spirit is the one who gives life; human nature is of no help!”

The fresh and living way that he inaugurated for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,… let us draw near.

1 Cor 11:23-24, John 6:51, John 6:53-54, John 6:56-57, John 6:61-63, Heb 10:20, Heb 10:22


Daily Light on the Daily Path - July 21

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