In my Bible reading this morning I read Psalms 89-91 and 2 Corinthians 2. I was really encouraged and convicted by the last few verses of the second chapter of 2 Corinthians and just HAD to share.
2 Corinthians 2:14-17
14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other we are the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.
Another parallel passage is 1 Corinthians 1:18 which says, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
What kind of aroma are we giving off? Can others smell the fragrance of Christ wafting through us? Are we experiencing the power of God through the message of the cross? Are we sharing that message with those we come into contact with on a daily basis, Christian or non-Christian? What better way to fellowship with fellow-believers than over the Word of God! I’ve been challenged over the last month and a half to begin sharing the Word of God everywhere I go! God is working in all of us and teaching us from His Word (if we are in His Word). I believe we will be greatly blessed when we begin to share with others what God has been teaching and showing us from his Word. I must admit to finding it difficult sometimes to be willing to “put myself out there” and share with others. I get worried about what people will think. I don’t want to come across the wrong way. But God wants us to be fellowshipping over His Word. It is through His Word that we find encouragement and strength for each day. So my challenge to you, and myself, is to be willing to share with others what God is teaching you. You never know how encouraging it might be to someone else!