Job 28:1-30:31 / 2 Corinthians 2:12-17 / Psalm 42:1-11 / Proverbs 22:7

Standout Verse: 2 Corinthians 2:14-16

“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.  For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are perishing.  To the one we are the aroma of death and to the other we are the aroma of life leading to life.”

As we walk closely with the Lord, the natural “outflow” from our life spent with Him will be a permeating “fragrance” that others will notice.  Our lives will be attractive to some, drawing them to the Lord – a fragrance of LIFE (exciting!).

Others will be repelled by the same fragrance.  It’s good that we know this will happen, but we can’t allow it to affect us or influence us to change the way we are living. We simply need to acknowledge this reality, be “okay” with it as we continue to press on staying focused on the Lord.

The truth is, the different responses we will encounter from those around are beyond our control.  Knowing this frees us to concentrate on our job - to simply love God and love others well!