Philippians 3:3 CEV: But we are the ones who are truly circumcised, because we worship by the power of God’s Spirit and take pride in Christ Jesus. We don’t brag about what we have done,
My dear friend in Christ, in the dealings of God, bragging about what you have done or achieved is pointless. Our confidence rather must be in Christ who has made it possible for us to be empowered by the Holy Spirit for the worship and service of God. Some people hold onto the belief that unless you are circumcised physically according to the traditions of the Jews, you are not qualified to worship God.
Paul in his epistle is letting us know that Spiritual circumcision is the most important of all, for it enables us to worship God in the spirit. God is a spirit. Whoever worships Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24. I encourage you to learn to return all the glory to Him who made it possible for you to become who you are today. Know that it’s not by your efforts but by His Spirit. Don’t put your confidence in the works of the flesh thinking it will please God. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you.
Declare to yourself loud: I renounce every spirit of pride.
- Oh Lord my God, my confidence is in you. Preserve me from evil thoughts and pride.
- Precious Holy Spirit, do great and mighty things in my life this week, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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