The fragrance of the knowledge of Christ is spread throughÂ the believer – (2 Cor. 14)
I looked out the window and noticed is a thorny plant inÂ bloom. The flowers look like clover- round little purple heads on aÂ tall and gangly stalk. The amazing thing is the amount of bees thisÂ plant has drawn. About thirty bees are literally swarming around Â thisÂ bush. Now, there is no fragrance to this flower that I can detect,Â but, there is something Â most definitely Â appealing about thisÂ perennial Â to these busy insects!
In the Bible God talks about fragrance a few times in both the Old andÂ New Testament. Â In 2 Cor. 14 Â He says, the fragrance of the knowledgeÂ of Christ is spread through the believer. In the next verse it says weÂ (Christians) are the sweet fragrance of Christ to God .
So, therefore, we are the fragrance of Christ, to God, andÂ we spread this fragrance of Christ to others. Just like the bees wereÂ drawn to the flowers which emitted no sweet smell to me, likewise nonÂ believers can be drawn to a Christian by some undetectable pull.
In the New Testament the story of a nice aroma is told inÂ the book of John. Â In this story, Mary took expensive perfume andÂ anointed Jesusâ€™ feet. This wonderful smell permeated the entireÂ house. (John 12:3) Likewise, sometimes our love for Christ isÂ overflowing in such a manner that the fragrance of joy is obvious toÂ others, and draws them near to see what is going on.
In either of these manners – obvious or subtle, ChristiansÂ must draw the secular population to the saving grace and knowledge ofÂ Jesus. This is the fragrance which is pleasing to our God.
– – – written by Marion Smith