Genesis 27: 27 says, And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:
Question: What is your favorite scent?
We all have so many things we love the smell of, we love smelling perfume scents, the scent of baked goodies in the kitchen, and even when we go pass a restaurant we smell that BBQ and our senses are telling us to go eat that BBQ. We don’t like the scent of someone’s body odor so we move away from them.
In our homes, we have lots of scents, we have our aromatherapy wax candles, body lotions we have all types of smells around us. When we have those pleasant scents around us they do something for us, they trigger something with in our brain that causes us to feel up beat as well to relax us. It changes our mood, doesn’t it?
But what about those not so pleasant scents? You know the ones, they give us a bad headache, they stink. The make us feel ill on our stomach. For me I don’t like the smell of musk for it gives me a reaction right away, no matter how they mask it, still bothers me.
Did you know that when we praise the Lord that it is a fragrance that the Lord enjoys? Yes, it’s the fragrance of Sharon. When we sin, that fragrance carries a very nasty smell and it displeases the Lord. Sin carries a very foul odor, it’s not pleasant to the Lord nostril and it shouldn’t be pleasant to our nose. But the sad fact for many of us is that we have grown attached to the smell that it doesn’t bother us at all. We say we don’t like nasty smells and yet we are not bothered by the scent of sin, we have a problem.
Share an experience of what you learned about smell.