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. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.
2 Corinthians 2:14-17

Praise be to God! What a humbling privilege it is to be in this place!  He has chosen us dirty sinners and cleansed us and turned made us be the Aroma of Christ!  He uses us to spread the fragrance of the knowlege of His Son!  I don’t know about you, but to me this just makes me want to cry!  What a joyful duty we have!  And yet–how much do we really take this seriously?  Whether it be at home with your parents or children  or in the workplace with your co-workers, or even your interaction with the grocer, how much of the fragrance of the knowledge of Christ are you spreading?  How often do we peddle with the word of God?  How much idle and flippant talk do we allow to come out of our mouths which is a misrepresentation of our dear Savior, Jesus Christ? Do we truly recognize that we, in God’s sight, are commissioned to speak Christ ? May these thoughts challenge you today as they have been challenging me and may Christ be glorified in each of us!!

Happy Thursday!