Circumcise Your Heart
"And now, Israel, q what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to r love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
"and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today s for your good?
"Indeed heaven and the highest heavens belong to the t LORD your God, also the earth with all that is in it.
"The LORD delighted only in your fathers, to love them; and He chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples, as it is this day.
"Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your u heart, and be v stiff-necked no longer.
"For the LORD your God is w God of gods and x Lord of lords, the great God, y mighty and awesome, who z shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.
a "He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing.
"Therefore love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
b "You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him, and to Him you shall hold fast, and take oaths in His name.
"He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen.
"Your fathers went down to Egypt with seventy persons, and now the LORD your God has made you as the stars of heaven in multitude.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Jesus said to him, " 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
1 Timothy 1:5
Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith.
And the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day.
You alone are the LORD; You have made heaven, The heaven of heavens, with all their host, The earth and everything on it, The seas and all that is in them, And You preserve them all. The host of heaven worships You.
To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old! Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's; But the earth He has given to the children of men.
And that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt -
And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, And take away the foreskins of your hearts, You men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Lest My fury come forth like fire, And burn so that no one can quench it, Because of the evil of your doings.
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.
But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
Therefore understand that the LORD your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people.
Furthermore the LORD spoke to me, saying, 'I have seen this people, and indeed they are a stiff-necked people.
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You shall not be terrified of them; for the LORD your God, the great and awesome God, is among you.
Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.
Exodus 22:22 - 24
You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'