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[DEVOTIONAL] Our Daily Bread 9 September 2018 Devotional – They Smelled Like Christ

     

Topic: They Smelled Like Christ [Our Daily Bread 9 September 2018 Devotional]

Read: 2 Corinthians 2:14–17, Bible in a Year: Proverbs 6–7; 2 Corinthians 2

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For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved. – 2 Corinthians 2:15

Hot and dusty, Bob dismounted from the bus he had ridden to a city far from home. He was tired from a long day of travel and grateful that he would be able to have dinner with friends of friends who lived in the area. They welcomed him in, and he immediately felt a sense of peace. He felt at home, comfortable, safe, and valued.

Later, wondering why he had felt such peace in an unfamiliar place, Bob found an answer in 2 Corinthians. The apostle Paul describes people who follow God as having the “pleasing aroma of Christ.” “That’s exactly it!” Bob said to himself. His hosts had “smelled like” Christ.

When Paul says that God leads His people in Christ’s “triumphal procession” spreading the fragrance of His truth, he’s referring to a practice in the ancient world. Victorious armies would burn incense as they marched through the streets. For their supporters, the smell brought joy. In the same way, Paul says the people of God carry a pleasing fragrance to those who believe. It isn’t something we create on our own but something God gives as He leads us in spreading the knowledge of Him.

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Bob is my dad, and that trip to a faraway town took place more than forty years ago, but he’s never forgotten it. He’s still telling the story of the people who smelled like Christ.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for leading Your people in triumph and spreading the fragrance of Your truth through us.

Who smells like Christ to you?

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If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Our Daily Bread Devotionals HERE

This message was written By Amy Peterson [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]

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