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March 1st, 2018 - Col 2:11-12

                 Daily Devotional <> March 1, 2018 <> Thursday

                         Christ is sufficient <> Colossians 2:11-12

                         Point of Contact <> Bro. Ben Van Winkle

 

   Circumcision was the typical rite of Judaism. It is a minor surgical operation in which the knife was applied to the flesh of the male child. Spiritually it signified the death to the flesh, or a putting aside of the evil, unregenerate nature of man. The Jewish people became occupied with the literal ceremony but neglected the spiritual meaning. In trying to achieve favor with God through ceremonies & good works, they were saying in effect that there was something in human flesh which could please God. Nothing could be further from the truth.

   In the verse before us physical circumcision is not in view, but rather spiritual circumcision, which is true of everyone who has faith in the Lord Jesus. What this verse is teaching is this; Every believer is circumcised by the circumcision of Christ. The circumcision of Christ refers to His death on the cross of Calvary. The thought here is that when Christ died, the believer died also. He died to sin (Romans 6:11), to the law, to self (Galatians 2:20) & to the world (Galatians6:14). (This circumcision was “made without hands” in the sense that human hands can have no part in it by way of merit. Man can earn it or deserve it. It is God's work.) In other words when a person is saved, he becomes associated with Christ in His death, & renounces any hope of earning or deserving Salvation through fleshly efforts.

   Just as circumcision speaks of death to the flesh, so baptism speaks of the burial of the old man. So we read; buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. The teaching here is not only that we have died with Christ, but we have been buried with Him. This was typified at our baptism. It took place at the time of our conversion, but we expressed it in public profession when we went into the waters of baptism.