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Daily Bread - December 4, 2018 (The Third Day - Genesis 1:9-13)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 08:33
Ephesians 5:2 - And walk in love, even as also Christ loved us and gave
Himself over for us, an offering and sacrifice to God as a sweet-smelling
fragrance.

Part 2 - Sweet Fragrance to the Lord

The offerings that were acceptable to the Lord in the Old Testament brought
great pleasure to our Heavenly Father. He regarded them as a sweet smell
and a beautiful fragrance. However, offerings made with a blemished heart,
or if the offering itself was blemished, had the opposite effect (Jeremiah
6:16-20). In Christ Jesus, we are to present our bodies as an offering that
is a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God (Romans 12:1). Every
dimension of our service to God in Christ Jesus is as a sweet smelling
sacrifice to our Heavenly Father. As we participate in ministry, it is
regarded as a sweet smelling offering (2 Corinthians 2:15). When we give
our money and resources to the work of the ministry, it is an offering that
is a sweet smell to the Lord (Philippians 4:18). However, above all these
things, it is our consecration to walking in the love of Jesus that fully
describes what it means to live our lives as an offering that is pleasing
to the Lord (Ephesians 5:2).

Walk in love!
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