Philippians 3:1-61Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.
2Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation! 3For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh, 4though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so: 5circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; 6concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
remaining, the rest, hereafter, for the future, henceforth, at last, already, for the rest, besides, moreover
1 Corinthians 14:33For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
16All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
1Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you isnot tedious, but for you it issafe.
John 10:10…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Luke 10:19-2019Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.
Matthew 28:8-108So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word. 9And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!”So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”
Psalm 1181Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!For His mercy endures forever.2Let Israel now say,“His mercy endures forever.”3Let the house of Aaron now say,“His mercy endures forever.”4Let those who fear the LORD now say,“His mercy endures forever.”5I called on the LORD in distress;The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.6The LORD is on my side;I will not fear.What can man do to me?7The LORD is for me among those who help me;Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.8It is better to trust in the LORDThan to put confidence in man.9It is better to trust in the LORDThan to put confidence in princes.10All nations surrounded me,But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.11They surrounded me,Yes, they surrounded me;But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.12They surrounded me like bees;They were quenched like a fire of thorns;For in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.13You pushed me violently, that I might fall,But the LORD helped me.14The LORD is my strength and song,And He has become my salvation.15The voice of rejoicing and salvationIs in the tents of the righteous;The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.16The right hand of the LORD is exalted;The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.17I shall not die, but live,And declare the works of the LORD.18The LORD has chastened me severely,But He has not given me over to death.19Open to me the gates of righteousness;I will go through them,And I will praise the LORD.20This is the gate of the LORD,Through which the righteous shall enter.21I will praise You,For You have answered me,And have become my salvation.22The stone which the builders rejectedHas become the chief cornerstone.23This was the LORD’s doing;It is marvelous in our eyes.24This is the day the LORD has made;We will rejoice and be glad in it.25Save now, I pray, O LORD;O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.26Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.27God is the LORD,And He has given us light;Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.28You are my God, and I will praise You;You are my God, I will exalt You.29Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!For His mercy endures forever.
2Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation!
Matthew 7:6Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.
Romans 2:25-2925For circumcision is indeed profitable if you keep the law; but if you are a breaker of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26Therefore, if an uncircumcised man keeps the righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision? 27And will not the physically uncircumcised, if he fulfills the law, judge you who, even with your written code and circumcision, are a transgressor of the law? 28For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; 29but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
1 Corinthians 7:18-1918Was anyone called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised. 19Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters.
Galatians 5:1-61Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 2Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. 3And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. 4You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 5For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.
3For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh,
Acts 10:45And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
Acts 11:2And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision contended with him,
Ephesians 2:11-1311Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— 12that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Acts 7:51-5451“You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. 52Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers, 53who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it.”54When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.
4though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so: 5circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; 6concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Romans 11:1-151I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, 3“LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”? 4But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” [1 Kings 19:18] 5Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.7What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. 8Just as it is written:“God has given them a spirit of stupor,Eyes that they should not seeAnd ears that they should not hear,To this very day.” [Deuteronomy 29:4]9And David says:“Let their table become a snare and a trap,A stumbling block and a recompense to them.10Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see,And bow down their back always.” [Psalm 69]11I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. 12Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!13For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, 14if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. 15For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
…concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless
Luke 18:18-2318Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”19So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. 20You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.'”21And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.”22So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”23But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.