The Smell of Grace to God is the Sweet Fragrance of Christ’s Sacrifice


I am reading through the Bible and today my mind and heart paused to dig deeper into the concept of the burnt sacrifice offered to the Lord being a pleasing aroma to God. This reminded me of the Apostle Paul’s statement in 2 Corinthians 2:15 that we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ. To find out where else this thought was found in Scriptures I googled the phrase from Exodus 29:18 and, in addition to several verses, I came across this lovely explanation from our fellow wordpress blogger. Please note his name, Darryl Cresswell. May all you who read this post be equally enlightened and blessed!

Darrell Creswell - A Study of Christian Grace

Ephesians 5:2

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.

Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance of grace. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma, a fragrance redolent with life.

It was customary in the Roman Empire after a major victory in battle to celebrate before the citizens of Rome with magnificent parades. A part of the ceremonies, fragrances and incense would be burned throughout the city as the armies marched through the city to the sound of triumphant music and sweet aroma of victory. Even those that did not attend the parade could hear the music and smell the sweet aroma and they…

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