I happened upon this passage the other day and it stirred up some excitement. I have always loved these verses and used to quote them a lot:
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things? For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak Christ in the sight of God” 2 Cor. 2:14-17.
What a victorious passage! We choose to live this way! Our lives are to be as a triumphal procession (NIV).
Everywhere we go we take Christ with us, for He is in us. He desires to live out His life through us. May we see this as carrying the ‘sweet aroma’ of the knowledge of Him. Wow! What a thought!
We have so much in us. Our lives have been adventures, as we have explored the Word of God and sought to live out those discoveries.
And by seeking to keep our lives free of any negatives, any resentments or ungodly thoughts, His sweet aroma spreads out from us to the world around us. We can have an impact on the world by just living a godly life. “We speak Christ in the sight of God.”