Just a quick program update. I have strived to put out five devotionals a week for the last five years. For the most part, I have accomplished that goal, but going forward, for the foreseeable future, I will only produce 3. They will be put out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This will allow me to pursue some other projects and handle the increased workload at the church now that COVID has subsided. Thank you to all that have faithfully read these over the last five years.
“Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,”
Even in the early church, some people tried to cause problems. Paul refers to them as dogs, evil workers, and fake circumcision. They were disrupting God’s work in the new churches, and it was producing confusion in the saints. If it seems like there has been an increase of these types of people in the church over the last few years, you would be correct. They claim to be Christians (false circumcision) who are spreading false doctrines (evil workers), and they attack anyone who challenges them (dogs).
If someone preaches a Gospel different from Jesus being God, coming as a man, dying on the cross as your substitute, they are a false teacher. Paul tells us in Galatians that if anyone takes away or adds to the Gospel, they are teaching another Gospel. Disciples are to be discerning when they are being taught the Word of God and reject those who stray away.
You are the true circumcision who worships in spirit and truth. Don’t put your confidence in the flesh but in the sanctifying work that Jesus is doing in your life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has changed your life forever. Your sins have been removed, you are a new creation in your Jesus Christ, and your eternal destiny is secured. Don’t let some dog try to steal joy from you.