Monday, April 26, 2010: 2 Corinthians 2:14
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
What are we privileged to do? God diffuses the fragrance of His Knowledge through us!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010: 2 Corinthians 2:15–16
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?
Why is the same aroma disliked? To those who reject God’s salvation, we are a smell of death leading to eternal death!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010: Ephesians 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
Why was Christ’s death a sweet aroma? Christ’s love for us and His sacrifice was the perfect solution to God’s justice and His love!
Thursday, April 29, 2010: Philippians 4:18–19
Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
What is one sacrifice we can take part in? Sending provisions for the man of God is well pleasing as our sacrifice before His throne.
Friday, April 30, 2010: Revelation 8:3–4
Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.
What is also acceptable as a sacrifice before God? Our prayers that praise and worship Him! They are remembered in heaven, even silent prayers.