2 Corinthians 2:15-16 “For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life, and who is equal to such a task? “It is understandable that those that are in Christ have joy in their lives because there is no fear of spiritual death . I understand the anger of those without Christ because they fear spiritual death and have no power to do anything about it. They are angry because they have no power over their eternity. Their pride will not allow them to be humble before their creator. Without the spirit of GOD, man cannot accept or understand what GOD has freely given them in Christ. These people reject the gospel message because of their hard heartedness and pride. They smell the odor of death in their lives and not the fragrance of Christ that is why they reject and lash out at the gospel.
In the book of John it is written, ” Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of GOD’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deed were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly what he has done through God.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote an essay entitled “Self Reliance”. I am sure that now since he has been faced with death and the One and Only Ture and Living all Wise GOD, he would change his opinion if it were possible.
Prayer: Lord your spirit can reach all hearts and give understanding. Please soften the hearts of those who have rejected you and your salvation and give them the faith to believe you and your word. Please stenghten those who have accepted Jesus Chist as Lord and Saviour with your peace, wisdom and your Holy Spirit so that we will do those things you have called us to do. It is in the powerful name of Jesus Christ that we pray AMEN.