Daily Devotional
Are You a Sweet-Smelling Aroma?

“But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’”

1 Peter 1:15-16

Ponder This

Here’s what Scripture says older women are to teach younger women: “…the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things” (Titus 2:3). Notice here that it says they are to be holy in their behavior. As I studied this, I learned this means they are to have an aura of holiness about them. It literally infers they are to have the fragrance of holiness. It has the picture of the priest who has gone into the sanctuary to minister, and when he comes out, the sweet perfume of incense is still in his garments. And as you breathe in, you feel His presence. You can tell that person has been in the holy place. That’s the idea of becoming holy. Have you known people like this? I have. Just to be in their presence is like being in a holy place. They have the fragrance and the beauty of Jesus Christ in their lives.

  • Who do you know who has “the fragrance of Jesus”?
  • How has God’s presence in your life changed your “fragrance”?

Practice This

Encourage someone you know who has the aroma of Jesus.