Monday, October 20, 2014

day no. 13,146: are you willing to stink in public?‏

2 Corinthians 2:14-16
14 But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display in Christ and through us spreads the aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 15 For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16 To some we are an aroma of death leading to death, but to others, an aroma of life leading to life. And who is competent for this?
God is spreading the knowledge and salvation of His Son Jesus Christ across the entire world by saving souls and sending them to their neighbors, co-workers, family, etc...  
If you represent Him, you will be a stench to some and a breath of fresh air to others.
We have no way of knowing to whom we will be which, so we preach and plead with everyone trusting that God will use the Message of His Son to set many free.
Those who reject the Message also reject the Messiah and will suffer the consequences not only of their pride and rebellion in living, but also now the rejection of the Son of God. 
Who is competent for this work?
It's rhetorical.
No one.
No one of us is competent to carry in us and on our lips the Message of grace and wrath and faith and destruction.
But we must anchor that Message in our hearts and heads and make every effort to place it accurately upon our lips so that perhaps by His grace others will come to have Him in their hearts and heads as well.

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