Is your scent a blessing to the Lord?

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. What about when we go pass a restaurant and we smell BBQ our senses are telling us to go eat that BBQ.  But we don’t like the scent of someone’s body odor so we move away from them.

In our homes we have lots of scent. We have our aromatherapy wax candles burning. When we have those pleasant scents around us they do something to us. They trigger something with in our brain that causes us to feel up beat and relax. It changes our mood, doesn’t it?

But what about those not so pleasant scents? You know the ones they are so bad that you can’t be around it. For me I don’t like the smell of musk it gives me a reaction right away no matter how they mask it.

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. But when we sin that fragrance carries a very nasty smell and it displeases the Lord. Sin carries a very foul odor and it’s not pleasant to the Lord nostril at all. It shouldn’t be pleasant to our nose as well.

The sad fact for us is that we have grown attached to the smell of sin that it doesn’t bother us any longer. That is why we don’t see anything wrong with our sin and so we keep on sinning. We say we don’t like nasty smells and yet we are not bothered by the scent of sin in our lives we have a problem. Let’s remove that smell of sin shall we?

 

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