Exodus 14, Luke 17, Job 32, 2 Corinthians 2

SCRIPTURES

And when the Israelites saw the great power the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant. Exodus 14:31

But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding. Job 32:8

For the Son of Man in his days will be like the lighting which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. Luke 17:24

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. 2Corinthians 2:14

OBSERVATION

God gets his point across one way or another. Israel got the message through miracles. Elihu saw that the spirit of God gave man inside information. Christ will return with flashes of lightening. God can spread his message to believers like perfume or for those who choose to ignore him like a stench. Anyone who has ever passed a skunk knows that mal odor is hard to ignore.

APPLICATION

I am thankful that God persists in his communications.  I remember him gently calling me when I was eight years old, then twenty, then twenty seven, then thirty-three. I’m happy he didn’t give up on me. I’m just sorry it took me so long to say yes.

The big question for me now is: How do I smell? Is my Christ like scent so strong that it can not be ignored?

PRAYER

Lord, I desire truth in the innermost parts of my being. May I be a fragrant offering in your service. Help me to stay the course even when people hold their breath and walk away.  May your Almighty air fill me with the powerful and sweet aroma of salvation. May the lost and broken feel your life giving breeze. In Jesus Name. Amen

yicareggie

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5 responses to “Exodus 14, Luke 17, Job 32, 2 Corinthians 2

  1. Beckie

    I love how God uses so many venues to get His point across. Because of most humans’ thick-skull, we need to be almost be beat across the head sometimes before we really get it.

    Great thoughts/post and what a wonderful aspiration to be a pleasing aroma to those around us.

    – Beckie

  2. I have one of those hard heads.

  3. johnd7264

    Great words, Reggie! I love it when you post on here!

    God finally got my attention too when I was 33 years old. I am so grateful for His everlasting love that never fails and His incredible patience. I also am so happy He did not give up on me.

    Thanks so much for sharing your love and your heart for our Savior. Blessings to you!

  4. christiancourier517

    The condensation and simplicity of your entires communicates to me on so many levels!

    Thanks for including questions. I hope to adopt more into my own entries. Your question about the “scent of Christ” pushes me.

  5. Hardheaded is a good word, when I always want to do my own will, and not his! It’s a good thing that he has to remind me in ways that I don’t think of that I have to rely on him not on myself and that hard head!

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