“Awake to soberness righteously, and sin not; for some have no knowledge of God: I speak this to move you to shame.”
1 Corinthians 15:34 ASV
We as believers must be cognitive of how we walk daily. The time to reach unsaved sinners is today. At the end of the day, can we look back and truly say, "today those around me saw a difference in my life than they saw in others"? It's not always easy to walk in the Spirit as Paul urges the believers in Galatians. But if we are saved, we have the power to do so.
Earlier in in the passage we see Paul talking to the Corinthians and discussing the fact that there was a resurrection and that if there were not, then their belief was in vain.
1 Corinthians 15: 13:-14
13But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.
I think back on times when I would discover a friend or colleague was a believer. When the discovery happened the conversation was, " I thought so" and other times it was "wow, I never knew that!" This is what Paul is talking about here. What are our actions telling the world about us? Are we living as to what we were called?
2 Corinthians 2:15-17
15 for we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.
What kind of aroma do we give to the world?
Love in Christ, Interim Pastor Joe Froehlingsdorf