Saturday, May 1, 2004

2 Corinthians 2:14-16

"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?"
2 Corinthians 2:14-16

I like this whole idea of triumph in Christ.  Sometimes life doesn't seem all that triumphant, and I am glad that it really is, down deep where it matters.  I think that the life unto life and death unto death is another comment about the choices that we make... if we search for death, we'll find it.  If, on the other hand, we search for life, we will also find that.  Our reward depends on what we are searching for... which hopefully will help us to stop and think and search for the right things.  The part about "who is sufficient" I don't really understand completely, but it feels emotionally familiar.  I don't feel like I can handle things sometimes... and maybe none of us are sufficient to the task in the end, unless we have Christ with us, which will help us to triumph... against any odds. :)  That is what makes the difference.  We can't handle things by ourselves, and I wonder why we try.  Christ is there, offering to help, and we often just ignore him.  Silly humans. :)

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