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Philippians Devotional 31

The Apostle Paul does not want the Philippians to dwell on his imprisonment, “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord.” However, he has an important warning regarding the all-present enemy. “To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you. Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision [the Judaizers]” (Php 3:1-2). During your lifetime there will be many who will try to woo you from faithfully responding to Jesus’ gracious leading to living in your life in your own strength and wisdom. Paul continues, “for we are the true circumcision [of the heart], who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh” (vs. 3).