Ridderbos reflects on “how much Christ, the law, the Spirit, and love constitute a unity may appear from a comparison of the following parallel pronouncements.” I found his insights illuminating, and tried to reconstruct some of what he shows below.
|Galatians 5:6||For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything,||but only faith working through love.|
|Galatians 6:15-16||For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision||but a new creation. And as for all who walk by this rule [= canon], peace and mercy be upon them,|
|1 Corinthians 7:19||For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision,||but keeping the commandments of God.
|Philippians 3:3||For we are the real circumcision||Who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh|
The true “[S]pirituality” that the New Covenant in Christ produces is the work of love as it keeps the commandments of God born out of regeneration in the Spirit.
Paul: An Outline of His Theology p. 285ff.