When I went to the city of Troas, the Lord gave me an opportunity to spread the Good News about Christ.
But I didn't have any peace of mind, because I couldn't find Titus, our brother, there. So I said goodbye to the people in Troas and went to the province of Macedonia.
But I thank God, who always leads us in victory because of Christ. Wherever we go, God uses us to make clear what it means to know Christ. It's like a fragrance that fills the air.
To God we are the aroma of Christ among those who are saved and among those who are dying.
To some people we are a deadly fragrance, while to others we are a life-giving fragrance. Who is qualified to tell about Christ?
At least we don't go around selling an impure word of God like many others. The opposite is true. As Christ's spokesmen and in God's presence, we speak the pure message that comes from God.