Have you ever walked into a hair salon while someone got a perm? ‘Not a pleasant scent.
Now walk into a store or a home with fresh cookies baking, and voila! You may be taken back to Grandma’s house enjoying fond memories of her.
While we have five senses, our sense of smell is the strongest when it comes to evoking memories. An aroma will not only trigger a memory but can flood your emotions.
Being that we were made in God’s image, and the Lord gave us a sense of smell, He is likewise moved with emotions, whether it be from the aroma of our worship — or from the stench of our sin.
“Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 5:24)
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” (Hebrews 13:15)
“And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” (Ephesians 5:2)
I desire to flood my Lord with pleasant memories of the sweet smell of worship. Let us give God a flower garden of sweet-smelling worship!