We have become the unmistakable aroma of the victory of the Anointed One to God a perfume of life to those being saved and the odor of death to those who are perishing.
2 Corinthians 2:15 (TPT)
We are the sweet fragrance of Christ. We have the fragrance of God’s grace over us. We no longer have an aroma of death. Since we are now God’s children, saved by grace, we are like sweet smelling incense to Him. We need to see ourselves in this light. We need to see ourselves as being a pleasure to God – a beautiful fragrant that brings a smile to His face. Our new life in Christ represents a sweet aroma of ‘life’, living and fresh. As you go into your day, take the sweet aroma of God everywhere you go.
We discover that the believer in Christ is the sweet-smelling aroma of the Lord Jesus to other believers, for we are one with Him in spirit, and we are to be united with one another. The more we mature in the faith and grow in grace, the more we become the fragrance of Christ among our brothers and sisters who are also being sanctified, day by day. It is not so much the things that we do or the words that we say that causes us to emanate the fragrance of Christ; but the person we are, as the fruit of the Spirit is evidenced within.
But the story does not end there, on the other hand we are a stench to those who are perishing. The good news is, God can use each one of us as a worthy witness to those that are perishing. May our lives be so saturated with the attractiveness of our Savior that His beauty is reflected in us to the point others see our lives and glorify God.
My Declaration And Confession: Heavenly Father, thank you that by faith we have become a fragrance of Jesus to our brothers and sisters in Christ. And Lord, for those that find us to be the stench of death in their nostrils, I pray that you would use us to witness the truth of the glorious gospel of grace – so that together we may worship at your feet to the praise of Jesus Christ.
Ignite Thought: True influence is in effect not size.