Encouraging, Living, Reaching

March 1, 2017

Crawford Paul

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 2 Cor 2:14 ESV

Notice that this verse doesn’t say “.. the fragrance of him everywhere.”  I am pretty sure that would be impossible.  What this verse does tell us is that through our lives the Lord leads us in all the world spreading the knowledge of him everywhere. In other words by our actions, words and attitudes others will learn who the Lord Jesus is.

That’s a tall order to fill.  The only way this will be possible is if we are following the leader.  It’s Christ who leads us in triumph – always!  Wherever he goes he leads us to victory. He never leads us to defeat. We don’t need to figure out how to spread this fragrance, the Lord does that work. We can leave that up to him.

So let’s follow on and allow him to use us as part of his great work of revealing himself to a world that so desperately needs him.