The Fragrance of Life!

Scripture reading for July 30th:  Psalm 55-57, 2nd Corinthians 2

Key Scriptures: 2nd Corinthians 2:14-16 “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.  For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life.  Who is sufficient for these things.”  

Paul was writing to the Corinthians for the second time.  He described the Church of Jesus Christ as a triumphal victory procession, lead by the Savior.  All who had been won over by the Savior’s love and grace, followed willingly.  Their lives radiated the fragrance of Jesus Christ, His love and His sacrifice on the cross to save sinners.  Those who saw and believed were saved and came to life eternal.  Those who rejected, went on to eternal death.  What an amazing picture!

Psalm 57:9-11 “I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.  For Your steadfast love is great to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the clouds.  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!  Let Your glory be over all the earth!”

Prayer:  Thank You Lord for your great love and faithfulness to me.  May Your fragrance flow from my life today to bring salvation to the lost.  Amen.

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