Aroma of love


This morning while going through my Bible study by Beth Moore called “A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place”, I read a section at the end that really stuck with me and reminded me of how I should be living as an example of Christ’s love.

This analogy made sense to me and challenged me to reevaluate my interactions with others and how I conduct my day. I thought I’d share this with you in hopes that it might encourage at least one of you as well. It’s always important for us to take a moment to pause during our busy day and meditate on what Christ did for us on the cross and how His gift of salvation changes our life.

“Frankincense was a very aromatic incense that came from the gum resin of a Boswellia tree. Considering that the worth of frankincense was in its aroma, we can enjoy a glorious application to our lives found in 2 Corinthians 2:14-15: ‘Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ.'” (NIV)

“Just as we are the light of the world, we are also the aroma of the incense of Christ. When we leave a room, we should leave it with the fragrance of Christ, the evidence that He has been there. Nothing is more nauseating than the smell of cheap perfume or more inviting than the gentle fragrance of expensive perfume. Christ’s fragrance is the most expensive perfume ever purchased. You are the tester for others to decide whether they want to wear it also. How can you be Christ’s fragrance?”

May you be challenged and encouraged to live a life pleasing to Christ.