Yesterday, I decided to have corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Early that morning, I put the ingredients into the crockpot so it could stew all day. I had a meeting, so I left and didn’t come back home until around noon. The meal was well underway. When I stepped out of my car in the garage, I could smell something stinky like garbage, but my trash was down by the road to be picked up. I had no idea what it could be until I opened the door; it was the cabbage! I had forgotten how nasty it smells. What was also gross, flies were waiting at my door trying to come into the house. I guess they thought it was garbage too! That smell is still lingering in my house this morning, but it was delicious!
The illicit underhanded ways of the devil are attractive to those who love sin; they are drawn to it like flies, and it’s delicious to them. The smell of it is disgusting like garbage to God, and he turns his face away from it. Sin is flaunted these days like a badge of honor, and it’s not even hidden from our children anymore. The only hope for this world is for them to turn their life over to Jesus. He is our only salvation in this dying world.
For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 2 Corinthians 2 15-16