The Daily Word: Monday, August 28th, 2017
2 Corinthians 2:12-17
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. – 2 Cor 2:14
When we live for Christ, He “diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge [through us] in every place.” That means he will make sure there is something about us that other people intuitively notice. People will be drawn to us for the right reasons. Someone who doesn’t know you should be able to look at your life – and your faith – and say, “I don’t know what is different about him (her), but I want it.” Then we get to tell them the “difference” is Jesus!
The opposite is also true. When we live for Christ, we give off His fragrance; but when we live for the flesh, we stink! (We are the “aroma of death leading to death” according to verse 16). Genuine faith is impossible to fake. If you play the Christian game, but don’t really love Jesus with all your heart, people will sniff out the difference.
Thanks be to God that He draws other people to us, so we can draw them to Him!
Father, thank You for working through me. Thank You for Your light shining through me. Thank You for the distinct aroma of Your presence wafting through my life. I pray that everything I think, say, and do, would cause people to want to know You more!
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