Chapter-a-Day 2 Corinthians 2

FragranceBecause of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life. But those on the way to destruction treat us more like the stench from a rotting corpse. 2 Corinthians 2:15-16 (TM)

When going on site with a client, one of the prayers that I pray is to be the "fragrance of Christ." I want people to immediately sense the presence of Jesus in me. Just like when someone passes by you in a public place wearing a scent and you react with an "Mmmmmmm, what was that?"

The reality is, I smell. We all do. We walk into a room and people immediately catch a whiff of who we are and what we’re about. When they interact with us they catch a stronger scent of our person, our thoughts, and our motives. So, what is it they smell? Do they smell the fragrance of Christ or the acrid scent of my selfishness? Do they pick up on the aroma of grace that has saved me or that rotten smell of my sin?

You smell. The question is, what will you smell like today?

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day 2 Corinthians 2”

  1. I do smell…thanks for reminding me 🙂
    12-14When I arrived in Troas to proclaim the Message of the Messiah, I found the place wide open: God had opened the door; all I had to do was walk through it.
    I am trying to be more aware of open doors. I want to be able to share my story and my love for Christ in real ways without pushing it on people. It seems that most of my open doors are with small group and youth group at this time. This may simply be due to the time I spend with those two groups in a given year. I wonder if I am called instead to “slow down” with those church events and instead spend more time around those not seeking the truth??? It feels like my ministry right now is with those groups mentioned before. There are folks seeking there too.

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