Genesis Lesson 11 Day 3

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Genesis 17:9-14; 23-27

God commanded circumcision, and Abraham obeyed. 

7. God first cut a covenant with Abraham in Genesis 15:1-21.

Circumcision cuts away flesh representing the covenant God made with Abraham and his descendents. Lack of physical circumcision represents a lack of circumcision of the heart, a breach of proper fellowship with God. 

in admitting foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and flesh, to be in my sanctuary, profaning my temple, when you offer to me my food, the fat and the blood. You have broken my covenant, in addition to all your abominations. Ezekiel 44:7 (emphasis added)

And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. Deuteronomy 30:6 (emphasis added)

For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God. Romans 2:28-29 (emphasis added)

8. Abraham was circumcised that very day.

Abraham circumcised Ishmael, age 13, and all the men in his household that very day, too.

9. By faith, Abraham believed God and obeyed him without delay.

This time, Abraham didn’t waver or delay. 

Hebrews 11:8-12 records his other acts of faith and obedience but does not mention the delays.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

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