Monday, November 3, 2008

The Scent of Love

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. For we are the aroma (fragrance) of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?



Chris Welch - 07000INTUNE said...

Rich, I found you on Amy's site.
I loved what you said about the progressive growth stuff.
I like the musings to the side for example " it is a knowing that possesses you"

Obviously we could get very heated and left-brain about "no junior and senior" children in the Father's household...and if you hold to that rigidly you are going to have a problem with Children young men fathers in 1 John and more than that you'll hate my blog title...actually as I do...On to the 3rd level...

But I love your heart and it's also so true what you are saying.
Often revivals are started by 5 year olds announcing things!!!!
As soon as we accept Jesus and have Him speaking through us He is not an inferior Jesus...and haven't you been humbled so many times when it happens....

then worse than that....
when an unbeliever...who yes, might still be far from God...but still in first creation terms has still enough of the life of God about him or her to utterly trounce us at times. How humbling is that!!!

I was talking with my wife Christine about similar things to what you were saying to Amy about progressive growth through the aspects of our personalities..whether seemingly mundane or very spontaneous...

but was reminded tonight on our news that both occur.
There's this step by step stuff...but then there is the suddenlies. For example one of the few to have benefitted from the world financial problems is the UK financial TV reporter Robert Peston. He is in this situation becoming virtually overnight a main anchor man as you say in the States.
Just 6 weeks ago he could never have dreamed of the changes to his life and media exposure. I guess that is what happened to Joseph in the Bible.
And may it roll on to more and more in the that some better quality people are receiving prominance in these days.

How about you for instance???

Rich said...


Thanks so much for comments here, I really appreaciated them.
I would like to ask you about your question here and what you meant?

"How about you for instance???"