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Do you smell fumes or fragrance?

Posted by: David Carroll

2 Corinthians 2:15-16a (NIV)

For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life.

I like to talk about Jesus Christ and I like to hear others talk about him too. For me, there is a sense of well-being that comes in such an environment. It was not always like that. I remember when I felt quite uncomfortable whenever someone talked about Christ. At times, I was repulsed by it. What is the difference? Why would the same odor smell attractively, sweet to one person and be repulsively pungent to another. It is not that the odor is any different, rather it is the organ which is doing the sensing. The bible says that when we are saved, we are regenerated. All things become new. God gives you a new organ which senses and receives the things of the Spirit of God.

In fact, that is a pretty good measuring stick for salvation. Have your likes and dislikes changed? Mine have.

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