“To the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things? For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God” (2 Corinthians 2:16-17).
This world is dying all day long. The people of this world are steeped in sin and promoting death. We are called to be children of light who live in the light and offer the only acceptable alternative to the culture of death. Come into the light and live by the light of Christ that you may have the Christ-life in you. In Him alone is there hope for this death-bound world.
Lord, help me to see where this world tugs at me to join in its culture of death. Guide me according to Your will to live into the life You offer in Christ. In You alone is all hope and the eternal future You promise through grace and mercy. Lead me ever deeper into the light that I may reflect You as an ambassador of light and peace in a dark and hostile world.
Lord Jesus, You are the Light of the world which shines in the darkness. Many do not see Your light; but help all those who have seen the light to shine brightly and begin with me. In Your purpose and will, lift me out of the darkness this world tries to cover me with, that I may be a light shining on a hill; a beacon for those who will see the light. Guide me to do all that is needed that I may be in the Father’s will. Amen.