WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:16
Verse 16 says, “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?” Paul progressively defines triumph in Christ visibly manifested in every place, to that triumph looks like a two-edged sword. With one edge, we are praying death to those who refuse to repent and change. With the other edge, we are praying the full measure of resurrection life, and who is sufficient for this? No one is. But that is not our issue. The blood of Jesus Christ makes us sufficient. On March 30, 2007 a Kansas legislator stood up and proposed a bill in the legislature that would introduce and allow casino gambling. Another legislator who was a believer was there and the Lord spoke to him to do a 2 Corinthians 2:16. He had to stand up in that legislature and read aloud Proverbs 1:20-33 as a warning to those considering this bill. Often times, all God is looking for is someone who will stand up for Him in a situation and visibly proclaim His purpose and His Word. The rest is up to the Lord. Our part is to proclaim what His Word says and the rest is up to Him. God is faithful to give us the Word to proclaim. When we do that, we have done all we can do. Our performance and the fulfillment of it is in His hand. Are we willing? Are we willing to stand up in the midst of public places, even government places, speak Scripture and say to the wicked, “Don’t make me ask God to remove you because if I ask, He will. Do not make me do that.” It is time the church got a shot of courage.