The honey bee gathers pollen on his body as he wanders through the flowers and then either returns it to the hive or drops it on other flowers.  He provides growth in two ways: first, to other flowers when he lands on them and pollinates them, and, second, when he takes it back to the hive to help the entire colony grow.  We do much the same with the Word of God.  When we read the Word, we gather insight, blessings, and knowledge to share with those of our own fellowship.  The other part of spreading the Word to others outside our fellowship takes more effort, but the Lord does expect us to do that.  As the verse above states, "...uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere."  So, how do we do that?  I can think of a few ways: 1. Talk to friends and acquaintances, 2. Share our beliefs on social media, 3. Volunteer at places such as the Gospel Rescue Mission, 4. Start a feeding and help program in the local community.  I'm sure there are many other ways.  Be creative and "spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere."

2 Corinthians 2:14

Gather, Then Spread

"But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere" (NIV).