Pastor Ralph Byma
Fragrance of Christ
Fragrances are interesting. They have the ability of affect the atmosphere. As we spend time with God, we are to God the fragrance of His Son, Jesus.
14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us [a]diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, as [b]so many, peddling[c] the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.
Jesus always leads us in triumph no matter what our circumstances or pain. We dispense the fragrance and the knowledge of Jesus. It penetrates every circumstance wherever we go with the truth. Jesus is the way, the Truth, and the Life.
No matter the circumstances and challenges in our lives or around us, God’s Kingdom will advance. The gospel of Jesus Christ will prevail and penetrate our homes and our culture.