A Journal for Bible Teachers

Circumcision of the Heart

Circumcision of the Heart

Circumcision refers to a spiritual work that is done in our hearts by the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. Even in the Old Testament, Israel knew that physical circumcision had deeper spiritual meaning. Deuteronomy 10:16 and Jeremiah 4:4 tell us that we must “circumcise the foreskin of our heart unto the Lord.” They understood that it...

The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord

The fear of the Lord, although frequently referred to in the Scriptures, often remains an unclear concept to believers. One reason the fear of the Lord is sometimes misunderstood is that the word “fear” suggests something negative and to be avoided, as people tend to stay away from the things they fear. Also, fear has torment (1 John 4:8) and can bind and...

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