WEDNESDAY 27TH JAN., 2016
TOPIC: THE FRAGRANCE OF CHRIST
‘…WE ARE…THE AROMA OF CHRIST…’
TEXT: 2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
‘We are the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved, and those who are perishing. To one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life…‘ (vv. 15-16 NIV). When the Roman army won the battle, they paraded their defeated foes through the streets in chains. As part… incense on a series of altars throughout the city. That way those who couldn’t see the .. army had triumphed because they could smell the incense. The aroma was symbolic of their victory—and there’s a lesson here for you. As followers of Christ we’ve been called to carry with us ‘…the aroma of the knowledge of Him…‘ (v. 14 NIV); your life should be so permeated with God’s presence that people around you sense it. After all, you are the most compelling evidence that Jesus is alive and well in His children.
In the great cathedrals of the world you’ll see beautiful stained glass windows portraying important events in the life of Christ. Perhaps it’s good to appreciate such craftsmanship but, God doesn’t need church windows to tell His story. He uses Born—Again, tuned-in, turned-on believers to do that. Have you ever noticed that the longer some husbands and wives live together, the more they begin to talk and act alike? It’s the same with us: the more time we spend with Jesus, talking to Him, meditating on His Word and basking in His presence, the more people are going to ask, ‘What’s that perfume you’re wearing?‘ You are the light of the world. We must be godly examples in the world and must resist by the power of the Holy Spirit the moral decay and corruption evident in our society.
MEDITATION: Matt 5:13
STUDY THE BIBLE
LK 20:1-26/GEN 35-36/PSALM 27