There is something great about walking downstairs in the morning and smelling bacon cooking! Likewise, a lovely perfume is also delightful to smell. One of the most famous perfumes of course is Chanel No. 5. Apparently it has endured over time as one of the loveliest aromas ever created. (Not sure what was wrong with No. 1,2,3, and 4) It is generally accepted that we have five senses: hearing, smell, touch, taste, and sight. I thank God for each. In the wilderness experience as He was revealing Himself in a personal way to His people, God included all the senses. In particular, the anointing oil for the priests was very unique and special combination of spices designed by God Himself. Our lives and prayers are to be a pleasant aroma to God. Oh may be be that today.
Moreover, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty, and of cassia five hundred, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin. You shall make of these a holy anointing oil, a perfume mixture, the work of a perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil. Exodus 30:22-25 NASB Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. John 12:3 NASB
When God looks upon me, what aroma defines my life? Is love and holiness what rises to please Him?
God, as this day begins- I thank you for the life You’ve given and the wonderful people in my circle of family and friends. I endeavor to be a sweet aroma to You today as I live in a set apart manner, guided by Your love and righteousness. For those parents I know whose grown children are struggling to find You or discover their purpose, or are wandering without You, bless those parents with the knowledge that You love their children even more than they. Draw many to Yourself this weekend through the ministry of our church and everyone who is a part of it.