Genesis 17:10-13 “This is the covenant that you and your descendants must keep: Each male among you must be circumcised. You must cut off the flesh of your foreskin as a sign of the covenant between Me and you. From generation to generation, every male child must be circumcised in the eighth day after his birth…All must be circumcised. Your bodies will bear the mark of my everlasting covenant.”
Have you wondered why is it that the man’s genital organs bear the mark of the covenant? And why only the man? It is the man that bears the mark because he is the head of the family. It is the man who is given the responsibility of leading the family, and even psychologists say, give the children their identity. But why is the mark in the man’s genital organ? It is unseen, it is private, it’s only revealed in intimacy, and it is a reproductive organ.
Our relationship with God is a matter of the heart, developed in the unseen realm. No one knows the condition of our hearts except God, Who lives in the unseen. It is our hearts He deals with. And developing our relationship with Him requires a sense of such intimacy, a closeness that cannot be described but must be experienced. And because it is the father who determines how the family will go, it is his responsibility primarily, to make sure that his children develop their own relationship with our Heavenly Father. And the mark is in the reproductive organ because God it reveals the desire of God to be involved in every generation. He wants to be involved in our children’s lives. (The woman has her own role to play but since it is the man’s organ that bears the mark, we will not talk about her at this time.)
“Abba, You are the One Who changes the condition of my heart and makes it pure. Draw me into Your Presence. Reveal Yourself to me that I may get to You more intimately. Reveal Your heart to me as I spend time with You privately. Reveal the depths of Your love for me more because it is Your love that changes me for all eternity. I want to know You more. In Jesus’ Name I pray, amen.”