Day 322

Today’s Reading – Acts 7-8

God gave him the covenant 
confirmed through circumcision.
Accordingly, eight days after Isaac’s birth,
Abraham circumcised him. 
Isaac did the same with Jacob,
and Jacob with the twelve patriarchs. 

Acts 7:8 CEB

This is an interesting comment made by Stephen.

It is a reminder that God used circumcision as a way to remind us of our covenant relationship with Him. It was a means to confirm the covenant and the relationship.

Why is the interesting?

Because today the means to confirm the covenant relationship with God is baptism.

That belief and understanding of the covenant is part of the reason that we baptize infants.

Baptism marks them as part of the covenant.

It does not save them.

Confirmation will hopefully come later with a personal decision.

So, now you know.

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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