Have you ever inhaled a strong whiff of ammonia? Whew! The sharp smell burns your nose and brings tears to your eyes no matter how little of a whiff you take. Sometimes I think that might be what God suffers when He sniffs the bad attitudes in my life: selfishness, deceit, laziness, pride, self-centeredness, complaining … to name just a few.
The Bible says “For we are unto God a sweet savour (aroma) of Christ …” (2 Cor. 2:15a) But, I’m sure we are only sweet-scented when we honor and please Him by applying the fruits of the spirit: “love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.”
I want to be like a fragrant candle to my Father who has done so much for me. “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” Eph 5:2
He gave Himself as a sweet-smelling sacrifice so that I might accept the gift of eternal life. Thank you, Lord!