Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 12, 2013

Sweet Fragrance

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Ephesians 5:2. and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

There’s a lot in this one verse but what the emphasis is today is “fragrant offering.”  Since we no longer burn sacrifices or bring produce to the altar what does God mean when He says we are to be a fragrant offering in the way Christ gave?  The Bible says a lot about fragrant offerings.  Song of Songs 1:13. My beloved is like a fragrant pouch of myrrh spending the night between my breasts is speaking about us.  We are His beloved.  2 Corinthians 2:14. But thanks be to God who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and who makes known through us the fragrance that consists of the knowledge of him in every place says our passing knowledge of Him to others is fragrance to Him.  In Psalms 141:2 we read our prayers are “like incense, my uplifted hands like the evening offering!”  Also in Revelation 8:4 “The a smoke coming from the incense, b along with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angels hand.”  Our question is how much fragrance are we passing to God?  

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