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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.
Imagine someone buying seventy thousand gold coins and freely offer them to anyone who asks for them. That’s how we are to consider what Jesus did for us. Through His righteous life and sacrificial death, He obtained all God’s favor, blessings, and promises for His people.
Paul wrote: “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory” (2 Cor. 1:20). Since Jesus obtained all God’s promises, the fulfillment of them is to the Father’s glory, especially the glory of His grace. Today’s promise is one of the gold coins.
The reason we love God is because He circumcised our heart. Paul expressed that as follows: “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” (Rom. 2:29). Notice that the praise for it belongs to God.
Do you love God? Have you given Jesus all the credit for obtaining this promise for you? Have you acknowledged the Father in fulfilling this promise for His Son’s sake? Anyone who thinks that he can acceptably love God apart from the Holy Spirit’s supernatural work within his heart has yet a lot to learn. Jesus deserves all the praise for our love toward the Father: “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). He expressed His everlasting love through the circumcision of our hearts.