The Sweet Smell of Success

…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 sweet smelling savor (Ephesians 5:2 KJV).

The ability to smell is a blessing from God. It calms us, warns us, and can awaken us from a faint. Smell is the only sense that requires breathing. The Hebrew word for spirit, breath, and smell are all the same. Our sense of smell gives us a quick understanding of what is in the air more than our vision, hearing, or touch. It comforts our soul and influences our moods. The power of odor both draws and repels us.

Jesus, our Messiah, has a fragrance that is irresistible to those that love Him. The Hebrew word for anoint is “mashach” meaning to smear with oil