Day 208: Pleasant Fragrance

Day 208: Pleasant Fragrance
July 27, 2014 Neil Kennedy

View Video

Proverbs 27:9

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.

Principle

Good advice from honest friends is like a fragrance – lingering in the air and reminding us of them.

I tend to have a hypersensitivity to smells. As I travel, it becomes incredibly difficult to stay in a hotel room that has not been thoroughly cleaned. I pick up the residue of the presence of others. I try not to be obsessive about it but it makes me keenly aware of the impression that lingers long after our presence has departed.

That’s the sense that I get when reading today’s Proverb. The remembrance of good advice leaves on a person is equated to a pleasant fragrance that lingers long after they are no longer present.

The Apostle Paul said that Christ’s offering himself was like a fragrant offering to God – the lingering aroma of sacrifice lingers for us – reminding our Heavenly Father of the acceptable sacrifice that was pleasing to God. (Read Ephesians 5:2)

Paul also exhorts us that financial gifts have a fragrance. They are also considered a sacrifice that is pleasing and acceptable to God.

Remember:

Who you are and what you do lingers in your aftermath. Click To Tweet

Read Proverbs Chapter 27


Know someone who would enjoy receiving The Daily Champion?

Share this post with your friends and invite them to signup to receive The Daily Champion every day by email using the form below.

0 Comments

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*