“But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume. And who is adequate for such a task as this? You see, we are not like the many hucksters who preach for personal profit. We preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ’s authority, knowing that God is watching us.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭2:14-17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

What does Jesus smell like?

To the hungry He smells like homemade bread.

To the captive He smells like mountain air.

To the lonely and isolated He smells like a birthday party.

To the defenseless He smells like victory.

To the prisoner He smells like mercy.

To the arrogant He smells offensive.

To the lost He smells like a shepherd.

To the abused He smells like justice.

To the discarded and rejected He smells like Braveheart.

Jesus. The beautiful smell of hope.

Culled from a 30 day devotional for Youth leaders

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