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A Sweet Savour of Christ

Job 28:1–30:31; 2 Corinthians 2:12-17; Psalm 42:1-11; Proverbs 22:7

A Sweet Savour of Christ
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? For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ
. – 2 Corinthians 2:14-17

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us spreads and makes evident everywhere the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which ascends] to God, [discernible both] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the latter one an aroma from death to death [a fatal, offensive odor], but to the other an aroma from life to life [a vital fragrance, living and fresh]. And who is adequate and sufficiently qualified for these things? For we are not like many, [acting like merchants] peddling God’s word [shortchanging and adulterating God’s message]; but from pure [uncompromised] motives, as [commissioned and sent] from God, we speak [His message] in Christ in the sight of God. – 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 AMP


When I Looked for Good
When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: And when I waited for light, there came darkness.
 – Job 30:26

The Voice of Them that Weep
My harp also is turned to mourning, And my organ into the voice of them that weep
.- Job 30:31


My Soul Thirsteth for God
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, So panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: When shall I come and appear before God?
 – Psalm 42:1-2

Hope Thou in God
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; For I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God
. – Psalm 42:11


The Borrower is Servant to the Lender
The rich ruleth over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender
. – Proverbs 22:7