Not for the circumcised but for the New Creation


Galatians 11-18 –

See with what large letters I am writing to you in my own hand! It is those who want to make a good appearance in the flesh who are trying to compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. Not even those having themselves circumcised observe the law themselves; they only want you to be circumcised so that they may boast of your flesh. But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither does circumcision mean anything, nor does uncircumcision, but only a new creation. Peace and mercy be to all who follow this rule and to the Israel of God.

From now on, let no one make troubles for me; for I bear the marks of Jesus on my body.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

Not for the Circumcised but for the new creation



Giving credit where credit is due.

Its hard to find people who give credit when credit is due. Because we live in a society where many people are focused on fame and collecting money and extravagant belongings, I find often people try take credit for things they had little to do with.

If I had to guess, I would bet that many of you have experienced someone taking credit for your work at some point in your life. It has happened to me on more than one occasion. In high school the quarterback of the football team used to blatantly copy my answers in history class. Our history teacher was the football coach.

Later in life, I closed a large computer sale consolidating two data centers and my boss called me a few years later to let me know that he was looking for a new job and was claiming it was he deal on his resume. He wanted me to confirm that if I was called for a reference.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t helping someone out, but in the long run, these people only hurt themselves. Because, now they are stuck trying to preform tasks they don’t have the skill sets to complete.

One should always give credit where credit is due.

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