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Remain As You Were Called

17 Only, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, let him walk in this way. I give this rule in all of Messiah’s communities. 18 Was anyone called when he already had been circumcised? Let him not make himself uncircumcised. Has anyone been called while uncircumcised? Let him not allow himself to be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing[a]—but keeping God’s commandments matters. 20 Let each one remain in the calling in which he was called. 21 Were you called as a slave? Don’t let that bother you—but if indeed you can become free, make the most of the opportunity. 22 For the one who was called in the Lord as a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise the one who was called while free is Messiah’s slave. 23 You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men. 24 Brothers and sisters, let each one—in whatever way he was called—remain that way with God.

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