A FRAGRANCE AND A LETTER                                   2 Corinthians 2:14- 3:3

For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, (v15)

Every time I get close to a rosebush or a bouquet of flowers, I’m unable to resist the temptation to pull a flower toward my nose to Savour the flagrance.

The sweet aroma lifts up my heart and triggers good feelings within me.

Writing to the Christians in Corinth centuries ago, the apostle Paul says that because we belong to Christ, God “uses s to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere” (2 Cor. 2:14) Through His strength we can live a victorious life, exchanging our selfishness for His love and kindness and proclaiming the goodness of His salvation. When we do this, we are indeed a sweet fragrance to God.

Paul then switches to a second image, describing Christians as a “letter from Christ” (3:3) The letter of our lives is not written with ordinary ink, but by the Spirit of God, God changes us by writing His Word on our hearts for others to read.

Both word pictures encourage us to allow the beauty of Christ to be seen in us so we can point to Him. He is the One who, as Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:2. “loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

PRAYER LINE: Lord, let Your splendor fill my life, that I may draw people to You. Help me walk in the way that spreads the fragrance of Your love to others.

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Our actions speak louder than our words (ODB)

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