The Lamb of God

2 Corinthians 2:14-16  “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life…”

I am told that when a lamb is born, the fragrance of birth gives out a sweet aroma unlike any other animal birth. The mother ewe identifies her lamb by its smell and once that smell is identified she will not accept another lamb.  She can even identify her own lamb from all others in a crowded flock by its smell.

The parallels to Jesus as the Lamb of God came to mind.  Our Heavenly Father knows those that believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior because He can smell the aroma of Christ, the Lamb of God in us and He knows us even in a world of millions.

2 Corinthians 2:14-16 tells us that we are the aroma of Christ in this world. Both the lost and the saved identify us as either the smell of death or the fragrance of life.  You may call yourself a Christian and look and act like one but people usually can tell whether you are sincere or whether you are a hypocrite.  The only way to smell like Christ is to belong to Him.  You must admit you are a sinner, repent of your sins, and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  Then and only then will you have the fragrance of life within you.

Do you smell like the aroma of Christ?