THE WORD FOR TODAY
2 Corinthians 1-3 (Click to Read Today’s Word at Biblegateway.com)
Truth for Today
2 Corinthian 2:15 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
Believers ought to smell like Christ.
I remember the first time my son, now grown and a newly selected First Class Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard, put on some cologne. He smelled really great. I couldn’t help but think that I had perhaps modeled that smell for him because of all the times I put on my after shave in morning. I remember thinking, “My son is growing up.” He still makes me so proud. I pray that I continue to give him a good smell after which he can model his life.
Paul declared that we…God’s children…are the fragrance of Christ. We ought to smell different. We ought to smell better. We ought to have a fragrance that is powerful and distinctive.
If I have that fragrant Christ like smell then my son…my daughter…my grand children…my family…my friends…my Church family…will have a wonderful example to follow.
We can have the fragrance of Christ ONLY through a personal relationship with Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior of our life.
We can have the fragrance of Christ through a consistent walk with Christ through the Word of God.
We can have the fragrance of Christ through submission to HIS will and purpose for our life. Then we will smell like obedience.
We can have the fragrance of Christ through loving HIM and our neighbor with enduring love. As Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13, “Love never fails…”
Believers ought to smell like Christ!
Father, help me be the fragrance You desire in this world that needs hope…In Jesus Name…Amen!!!