Avail — to empower, to make strong; to give merit or value; to give advantage
“For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love” (Galatians 5:6).
Mark, a servant of Jesus, puts no stock in circumcision nor in uncircumcision. He accepts the New Testament standard that these do not give spiritual or moral power, strength, value, merit, or advantage.
Does my life reveal equal acceptance of the last part of the verse?
The Christian’s standing before Jesus and his power for living the life of Jesus both come because of his faith in the Lord’s redeeming work.
That faith works by love.
My faith needs help.