Ministers of the New Covenant
But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses
us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to
God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. To those who
are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume.
And who is adequate for such a task as this?
You see, we are not like the many hucksters who preach for personal profit. We preach the word of God with sincerity and
with Christ’s authority, knowing that God is watching us.