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Seeing the Victory Won in Christ

2 Corinthians 2:14 (ESV) … “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”

Paul who always seems to be living on the victory side. We observe the fervor of a true Christian: “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ” (2:14a).

Up he comes, from the slough of despond to the delectable mountains! “As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country” wrote the wise man (Prov. 25:25). Meeting Titus made a new man out of Paul. The good news Titus brought from Corinth, so far as the incestuous man was concerned, brought forth from Paul’s soul an exclamation of thanksgiving. All the glory belonged to God! Doubtless Paul’s letters had played a part, but Paul dismisses that. The Lord had won the victory.

Paul’s keen spiritual eye saw a Roman triumph here. When the conquering hero was granted a triumph by the Senate, the disarmed prisoners were chained to his chariot wheels and made to march in his train. They were the visible proof of his victories on the far-flung battle fields. Paul could see Satan thus chained. He joins the cheering throng. He cheers the Commander in Chief. “Thanks be to God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ!”[1]

In Christ & Friends Always,

Bro. Chris.

[1] Phillips, J. (2009). Exploring 2 Corinthians: An Expository Commentary (2 Co 2:14–17). Kregel Publications; WORDsearch Corp.

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