“Circumcise yourselves to the LORD And remove the foreskins of your heart, Men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Or else My wrath will go forth like fire And burn with none to quench it, Because of the evil of your deeds.” Jeremiah 4:4
Circumcision has often been debated, why did God require this? What purpose did circumcision have? In many ways throughout the Old Testament, God shows us foreshadows of his final revelation. God often gives us physical examples, so we can understand them spiritually.
For example, circumcision is still practiced in the medical field today. Why? Because the act of circumcision helps prevent males from contracting urinary tract infections, penile cancer, and STD’s. In short, circumcision keeps us cleaner and less susceptible to disease
Notice God here told Israel to “Circumcise their Heart” this is obviously figuratively. However we can understand his analogy based on the actual practice of circumcision. What is the foreskin of the heart? Pride, Anger, Hatred, Bitterness, arrogance. Until we remove these things from our hearts, we will never understand God
and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; Colossians 2:11
When you repent and accept Jesus as your Lord, you become circumcised at the heart by the Holy Spirit. This is a permanent change, not a temporary change. When you become “Born Again” you are changed forever. But we must first become “Circumcised Spiritually” by removing our old ways and Sin
God is calling everyone to become “Circumcised at the Heart” through Jesus Christ! Create in me a clean heart Jesus Amen!