How Do You Smell?

People used to praise God by giving Him burnt offerings. They would burn up things that were valuable – incense, first fruits, animals that were their livelihood – and Scripture said it was a pleasing aroma to God. It smelled good! But there were also times when the smell of God’s people turned foul. Because their hearts and their lives were no longer full of genuine praise, it was like rotten milk! And God was repelled by His people – their smell made Him sick! Paul talks about us being an aroma to God. And my question for you is this: How do you smell?

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How Do You Smell?

People used to praise God by giving Him burnt offerings. They would burn up things that were valuable – incense, first fruits, animals that were their livelihood – and Scripture said it was a pleasing aroma to God. It smelled good! But there were also times when the smell of God’s people turned foul. Because their hearts and their lives were no longer full of genuine praise, it was like rotten milk! And God was repelled by His people – their smell made Him sick! Paul talks about us being an aroma to God. And my question for you is this: How do you smell?

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Jehovah Shalom

Are you waiting for God to do something? Is there anything you have been praying for God to do for months, years, even decades? My guess is there is. Are you waiting patiently for that to happen?

Habakkuk writes that he will wait patiently for Israel’s pagan invaders to be judged. And this changes everything in his life. He receives this news that makes his heart pound, lips quiver, and legs tremble. But then he makes a decision. He says, “I will wait patiently on God.” And because of this, instead of being fearful, Habakkuk has joy. Instead of being downcast or disheartened, Habakkuk finds strength! What’s his secret? A patient heart.

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Jehovah Shalom

Are you waiting for God to do something? Is there anything you have been praying for God to do for months, years, even decades? My guess is there is. Are you waiting patiently for that to happen?

Habakkuk writes that he will wait patiently for Israel’s pagan invaders to be judged. And this changes everything in his life. He receives this news that makes his heart pound, lips quiver, and legs tremble. But then he makes a decision. He says, “I will wait patiently on God.” And because of this, instead of being fearful, Habakkuk has joy. Instead of being downcast or disheartened, Habakkuk finds strength! What’s his secret? A patient heart.

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