You are a sign to others of God’s salvation, life, truth, and mercy.

You are a sign to others of God’s salvation, life, truth, and mercy.

“Thus Ezekiel is a sign to you” (Ezek 24:24)

“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved” (2Cor 2:15)

“and to the other the aroma of life leading to life.” (2Cor 2:26)

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” (2Cor 2:14)

“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (Jn 8:36)

“Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” (Lk 6:36)

“according to the effective working [energeia] by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” (Eph 4:16)

“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us” (2Cor 5:20)

“I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.” (2Jn 1:4)

“we also should walk in newness of life.” (Rom 6:4)

“He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (Jn 8:12)

“For the love of Christ compels us” (2Cor 5:14)

“And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you” (1Thes 3:12)

“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment” (Phil 1:9)

“according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence” (Eph 1:7,8)

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” (2Cor 9:8)

“that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.” (2Cor 4:15)

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Rom 15:13)

Reading: Ezek 24-26; Phil 3