Salvation is the Lord’s work in us, yet walking with Him ought to be a fragrance to others. What is the testimony of your life?
Shortly before Jesus died, we see that Mary anointed him with oil. Not just any oil, but highly valuable and expensive oil used a perfume. Upon Jesus’ death, he was once again anointed with oils of fragrance to mask the smell of decay that usually occurs a few days after death.
The interesting thing is that potentially Jesus was resurrected before his tomb began to fill with the stench of death. Since he rose from the dead a mere 3 days after death, in an enclosed tomb, it’s very plausible that he still smelled of the perfume and fragrances that he was anointed with prior to his burial.
As Jesus rose with the fragrance of worship and care by his disciples, it reminds me that we also are to be a fragrant offering to God, and by this also arousing the interest of those who don’t know him.
“But 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 among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” — 2 Corinthians 2:14-15
As believers, we are to live out our faith in ways that encourage others toward the gospel. We are to display the glorious salvation that we have attained through the sacrifice of the One who was without sin. As we walk the talk of faith, we will bring glory to God because we are testifying of the changes He has done within us.
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