I love the sound of being a pleasing aroma, don’t you? And being redolent with life sounds totally amazing! I looked up the word “redolent” and it means “strongly reminiscent or suggestive of”. So, being strongly reminiscent or suggestive of life – wow!
According to this Scripture, 2 Corinthians 2:15-16, we, and our lives are a pleasing aroma, redolent with life when we are following Christ or “in Christ”.
This means living, loving, being, all to the glory of God, and not ourselves.
All to the glory of God – sounds beautiful! But in reality, sometimes that’s hard, right? I’ll admit that at times it’s hard to want the good thing I have done to reflect only God’s goodness and not a little bit of my own too. I mean, we all need a little affirmation, a little pat on the back, to be appreciated, right? We want to be seen, to be heard, to be known. And if we give all the glory to God, then we, and our efforts might get overlooked, right?
But, aha! This Scripture shows the “glory” we get in serving God, in giving it all up for Him – we get to be a “pleasing aroma, redolent with life“!
Aaaaaahh! I love that! Then we are not overlooked, after all! When we are following Christ, allowing all we say and do to reflect God’s glory, we smell so good and give off such a vibrancy that we can’t help but be seen, heard, known (and smelled lol) not only by God, but also those around us!
Realistically speaking, this looks like being radiant, joy-filled, kind, loving, compassionate, generous, peaceful, patient, good, self-controlled, giving grace, mercy and forgiveness to others. (Look up Fruits of the Spirit) In being and doing these things we are giving off a pleasing aroma that is redolent with life – the rich, full everlasting life that Christ bought for us on the cross. And it is so attractive, so pleasing that others will want it too.
I can’t think of anything more wonderful or beautiful than that.
Choose to have life…
Choose to be life…
Amazing life and blessings to you,
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