2 Corinthians 2:14-15 (ESV)
14 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. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
Today I went out to feed the bunnies. As I threw in different plants I found around the yard each one would go up to it and sniff it to see if they want to pursue it any further. It we so adorable as I watched them.
Back in the days of the Roman Empire fragrances were all the rage? They would celebrate their victories with huge parades and burn incense on the altars, which would fill the entire city with its sweet-scented aroma. Even those who could not be part of the celebration would smell the incense from afar and know their army had been victorious!
This is the very effect we should have on the world around us. Our lives should be burning the sweet smell of righteousness, holiness, love, and victory! Our fragrance should be so strong that people can smell it from afar and know that we are victorious in every circumstance through the atoning work God has already done!
Dear Lord, help our lives give off the sweet smell of righteousness, holiness, love, and victory that we have as Your children. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.