Thoughts on Perfume (2 Corinthians 1-2)

Have you ever seen one of those cartoon depictions of perfume where it just hovers in the air like a pink cloud? That’s what I think of when I read about us being the aroma and fragrance of Christ. The sweet smell that hangs in the air, slowly permeating the rest of the room. I’m pretty sure it isn’t referring to walking by the boy’s locker room in high school where it was debatable if sweat or axe was a more preferred smell, but more to a soft, soothing smell that draws you closer to someone. I think this is how Christ should be evident in our lives – 100% there, you can’t deny that something is there that is a little different from normal air, and it slowly interests others, allowing them to see Christ working in us. But not so that we are shoving the gospel down people’s throats.

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” – 2 Corinthians 2:14-15

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