12 Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord, 13 I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia.14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 15 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; 16 to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things? 17 For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.
The Holy Bible says the Lord created me & you, in His image, so He has the same sense we have; sight, touch, taste, hearing & smell. Smell is considered the fifth sense, & it is a major role & important in a person’s memory. The function of smell can trigger a memory & is very strong, to some the scent of flowers, can remind some of picnic, the smell of coffee can make someone think it’s more, or the smell of garlic can make someone hungry. This scripture tells me & you, God can smell our aroma. Of course we can smell each other, if we practice good hygiene or not, or if some has by working a long hard day or spending time at the gym. Or is someone wearing perfume or smoking a cigarette. But God, a sense of smell is triggered, whether we serve Him or not. Scripture tells me & you, when we make an offering of worship to Him, He is delighted by our aroma. When we give God’s Son Jesus, all that we have to say we love Him, the aroma is unbeliever to Him & to all around. There is a perfect example of a follower of Christ who was recently forgiven & accepted, just for being themselves, but she gave her all, to say I love you Jesus. The story of sacrifice & offering is so great is in all four gospels of the New Testament, it’s in; Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, Luke 7:36-50 & John 12:1-7. But maybe the best telling of the event is from Luke 7, scripture calls the woman a sinner & she learn was Jesus was gonna be & she spent a lot of money, Scripture say it was whole year’s wage,
But the woman who was called a sinner by the many didn’t care, she loved Jesus, & she spent all she had to make Jesus’ feet & head smell good, she even covered His feet with precious tears & wiped His feet clean with hair. The smell of the perfume she bought filled the whole place, where Jesus & others were having something to eat.
John 12:3 Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard, and she anointed Jesus’ feet with it, wiping his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance.
Because of the woman, who the others saw as sinner, act of worship & sacrifice, Jesus told her that she was saved & to go in peace.Scripture says that a sinner who sacrifices or worship to Jesus, is a fragrance, a wonderful smell to the nostrils of God. The smell of disobedience & sin, smell like death on death. If you refuse to obey God & live the way you feel like, you smell like decay, to your Creator. You are just a walking dead person, to the sense of smell to God. No decent person likes to smell bad, or hear the words, ‘You stink! I know I don’t, so let me pray for you & your family & friends. Dear Heavenly Father, I wanna lift those up who read the words You have me to write, I want my actions & those read this & their loves, to make a offering of true love, a true sacrifice, to say we love you, Lord Jesus Christ, I hope & pray, I can be a please aroma & fragrance to Your sense of smell, & my family who are lost in love of self, & to your household also, Thank You Lord, In Jesus name I pray for these things, Amen. God bless you & Happy Sabbath, the Lord loves you & so do I. Sam H.
Philippians 4:18 At the moment I have all I need—and more! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me with Epaphroditus. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that is acceptable and pleasing to God.