What is that stench?

As we like to do, Linda and I went geocaching on Saturday.
Our location was just south of Shreveport, Louisiana.
It’s always very relaxing and enjoyable to get out in the fresh air with the one you love and ride the roads.
But the air didn’t stay fresh for long.
We stopped at one cache that was next to some huge oil storage tanks.
When I got out the air was putrid, almost like the odor of natural gas.
It wasn’t so bad that I could not breathe so I went after the cache.
After a few minutes of looking, locating, and logging, I was back in the truck.
But the stench had come with me.
I washed my hands with Germ-X to no avail!
The odor had permeated my clothes and my skin.
For the rest of the day I couldn’t stand the smell of myself.
I was so glad to get home and take a shower and wash away that scent.
I can only imagine what my sin smells like to God.
David said, “My wounds fester and stink because of my foolish sins.” Ps 38:5 NLT
God probably smells and it sickens Him.
He has said He gets great pleasure from sacrifice; Walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Eph 5:2
So if the sacrifice of Christ is a sweet-smelling aroma, then the sin of man must be a horrible stench.
Unlike my smell, the stench of sin cannot be removed with soap and water; not even Pine-Sol will work.
It takes something more pure; something stronger.
It is written in 1 John 1:7-10 – the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
He cleanses us through the blood of Jesus, which is His sacrifice, which is a sweet-smelling aroma to God.
Get rid of your sin-stench; accept Jesus as Savior!

One thought on “What is that stench?

  1. On the History chanel this morning a study of ancient architecture, Egyptian pyamids. Believe it or not the architec said they were designed by aliens. And according to scientists the earth is 60,000,000 years old. And “it is written” God will give them over to strong delusion.These wont accept the BLOOD. They believe there is any other way. SCARY! ! ! The aliens they will live eternaly with I never want to met. JESUS is the only way. JESUS is GOD ! ! ! He is my God.

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