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Thursday, June 11, 2009

How Do You Smell?

I enjoy cooking and baking. Do you? It's fun to try out new recipes and even create new recipes. The smell of foods cooking and baking is something most of us enjoy, I'm pretty sure. It is a hint of what is to come. It's a pleasing aroma.

The Old Testament talks about pleasing aromas, as well. Thirty-nine times the phrase "an aroma pleasing to the Lord" or "a pleasing aroma" is found in the Old Testament of the Bible. The pleasing aromas were burnt sacrifices to the Lord, and were an act of worship in those days.

But under the new covenant God established, and of which Christ is the mediator, (Read Hebrews 8:6-13) we, as Christians, are the aroma pleasing to God. Our aroma should be the aroma of Christ, because of Him living in us. How? By living daily for Him by offering our bodies, not as burnt sacrifices, but as living sacrifices.

"For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing."
2 Corinthians 2:15

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
Romans 12:1

Do you truly think about the fact that each day of your life you should be worshiping God by the way that you live?
What is your aroma?
Is your aroma the aroma of Christ - is it pleasing to the Lord?

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

I hope I don't smell like my stinky refrigerator....had to clean it today because it was bad...I think it was the moldy leftover job on my birthday, huh?

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