For by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
This is very similar to what is said in Psalms 143:2. What is being said here is that no one can keep the law fully — because nobody’s perfect (which J. Cole reiterates here) but God, ‘ya feel me? — so legal observances such as circumcision cannot establish a right relationship with God.
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That said, something other than the law is needed to establish a right relationship with God. Luckily, God has provided the answer to this in the gift of Christ’s righteousness and the blood of His atonement. Faith does not merit God’s acceptance; it accepts Christ’s merit before God (Philippians 3:9).
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