God's Truth for Trying Times - 6/5/20
God’s Truth for Trying Times - 6/5/20
We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).
READ: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
“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)
CONSIDER: Let's look at this idea of us being an aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. Our lives are an offering of worship to God. We are an aroma of Christ, we are dressed in his righteousness, covered by his blood, saved by his grace. God accepts us on the basis of Christ's sacrifice. And we live our lives in the midst of people who are on the way to heaven or hell. God wants us to have a gospel influence.
THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?
PRAY: Pray these verses to God as a prayer. Pour out your heart in praise to God. Pray for others. Present needs to Him.