By Brenda Wood | Author and Speaker
Devotions | Friday, July 27, 2012
It must be obvious to you that I’ve been reading about Abraham Lincoln. Let me share another of his quotes.
"What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself."--Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the USA.
I guess the skunk doesn’t realize he is giving advance warning of its presence. His friends and neighbors sure do. His fragrance travels ahead of him. So does ours.
2 Corinthians 2:14-16-But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere, For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which exhales] unto God, [discernible alike] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing:
To the latter it is an aroma [wafted] from death to death [a fatal odor, the smell of doom]; to the former it is an aroma from life to life [a vital fragrance, living and fresh]. And who is qualified (fit and sufficient) for these things? [Who is able for such a ministry? We?] (AMP).
Like it or not, others sense Christ in us. May we always project the right kind of fragrance.
Prayer: Lord, fill us with the fragrance of Christ so that others would recognize us and take on the same perfume. Amen.
“I believe Jesus is the answer to every question.” Brenda Wood is a motivational speaker, writer and author of Heartfelt, 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living. She is also a recovered bulimic who has gained and lost several 1000 pounds over the years! She understands the pain of overweight and the agony of life with an eating disorder. Brenda is known for her common sense wisdom, sense of humor and quirky comments.
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