Rom 2:29

2:29 a Jew is one. The work of the Spirit, issuing in a God-centered life, not the possession of “circumcision” (v. 28) and the “written code” (v. 27), makes one a member of God’s covenant people. As Paul will show, his conclusion might shock the Jews he addresses, but it is rooted in the teaching of the Old Testament itself (cf. 9:6).