II Cor 2:14-16
14 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. 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 the aroma of life leading to life.
In a crowded area or someone standing near us, we tend to check ourselves whether we are emitting any bad breath or bad smell from our body. We are doing this because we do not want others to smell anything bad from us. When we are much aware of this body fragrance in our everyday life, how much more we need to be aware of the fragrance that we emit from our spirit?
Paul says that God diffuses or spreads the fragrance of His Son’s knowledge through us in Christ. If we do not know Christ, then how we can be the perfume that spreads the knowledge of Christ in midst of those who are being saved and those who are perishing? We are in this world to spread the aroma of the incense (prayer) which will be pleasing to God and the fragrance of the Knowledge of Christ to others. Christ is smelled as a fragrance of death for those who did not chose the Way and He is smelled as a fragrance of eternal life among those who believed in Him.
When you share to others what you know about Christ through what you gained in your spiritual life that is when you are emitting the fragrance of the knowledge of Christ to others. If they scoff at you, then they know Him as death and if they believed, they know Him as Life. Death and Life in others (those who are being saved and those who are perishing) life are in our hands. We are the light and the salt of the earth, we illuminate ourselves with the light and be a light in others life to find the WAY. At the same time, we have to live a life of salt, which is a separated and holy life to God, and be a preservative in the life of others through our prayers and earnest intercessions.
Let us take a stand today to gain the knowledge of Christ by setting aside some time among our busy schedule, to fellowship with God through His Holy Spirit.