Wednesday, March 07, 2012
What is that Smell?
What is that smell?
2 Corinthians 2:15-16 it says:
New International Version (NIV)
"15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?"
For we are the aroma of Christ. We either smell like death or life. We either are sweet or we stink. There is no inbetween. What aroma of Christ (if any) are you giving to others? Are they smelling you and thinking, "Man, I don't want to be near you" or are they saying "There is something different and special about you." (To which you point them to Christ)
I've always like Pepe. I felt sorry for him. The problem is He is a romantic. He wants to be sweet, act sweet, but his aroma says otherwise. (Funny thing is we named our black cat we had, Pepe). Thar is the issue of some Christians - they want to be sweet, sometimes act it (We call them Fans of Jesus) but are far from Followers of Him.
The Sweet Aroma of Christ is summed up in the great commandment: Love God and love others. The ole saying "They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love ..." What you do daily, how you act, react, and treat others shows what you love or don't love. So let us press onward and show the love of Christ to all.
So what aroma do you have? My prayer is it doesn't stink.
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