TUESDAY, MARCH 8
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:14,15
2 Corinthians 2:14,15 says, “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” If we begin to think in terms of representing the Kingly Christ, then we think, “What will it take to triumph in this situation?” And people who agree with us say yes and those who do not, perish. That is the power of verse 15. Paul said, “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” Do we think like our King: Do not make me ask God to remove you! When are we going to get a chance to say that to a judge or government official? How about saying this, “Please do not support abortion that makes us ask God to remove you!” Where is that in the church? It is long overdue. But we do not think like Paul. If we did, we would not be demonstrating, we would not have a placard in our hand, we would not be marching against anyone. We would simply stand and declare, “Please do not support abortion and make me ask God to dispose of you twice.” Once we asked, God would because that is what it takes to triumph in that situation. “Do not make me ask God to remove you because you support pulling our state into casino gambling.” The church has grown passive. The problem is, like Colossians says, we have been spoiled. We do not think in terms of visible victory that brings life or death, depending on the choices of the people we meet. Church would be a whole lot different if we just said yes to His Word. Thank God there are some who do.