Remember the young man who lived with his stepmother? Well, he repented. Paul deals here with his re-admission into the congregation. Before the elders were too lax, now they have been too harsh. Isn’t this just like us!
“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.”
The knowledge of God is a fragrance!
And it smells different depending on your heart.
To those in Jesus, the fragrance of life!
To those in darkness, dead hearts and dry bones, the fragrance of death.
So even if we don’t feel adequate sometimes in walking this narrow path, it matters not – Because it is not the knowledge of us that we bring, but the knowledge of God!
And we are not walking alone on this path, but a led in triumphal procession by the King of Kings, the Son of God, our risen Lord Jesus!
Be encouraged in this, that Jesus leads us in triumphal (He has won the day) procession (we walk this road together), and be across that the fragrance we bring (the knowledge of God) will be different smells to different people.
* Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for Jesus, who leads us along this path.
Please help us to spread Your word, the knowledge of You, throughout every place You lead us.
May we see people come to know and love You – Souls saved into Your kingdom!
Save us Lord, save us please!