Stinks to high heaven -What aroma are you giving off?

The smell of bacon cooking

Sea kelp as you walk along the beach

Freshly brewed coffee

Old book smell

The smell of outside after it has rained

All these aromas evoke a reaction

So, when it comes to how you live your life

What aroma are you giving off?

Is it a good smell?

Or a bad smell?

Do you put on the deodorant of Scripture

To help you each day

‘Create in me a clean heart, O God’ Psalm 51:10

‘I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise’ Psalm 34:1

When you know you are starting to give off

An unpleasant aroma?


Stinks to high heaven

Is a phrase normally used

When something just doesn’t sit quite right

But what if

You started living your life

Stinking to high heaven?

What if

The aroma that you give off

Evokes a reaction in God

That makes Him happy?

2 Corinthians 2:15 reminds us that

‘Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way to salvation – an aroma redolent with life.’

In other words

When you belong to Christ

You stink to high heaven!

Don’t you want to smell good for God

So other people want your fragrance?

I know I do

A sweet scent rising to God

Reaching the highest heavens

Because of Christ who lives in you

People want your scent to rub off onto them

When it smells like an exquisite perfume

A scent that is attractive as

They breathe in the aroma

And want more

The sad truth is, though

Some people think you truly do

Stink to high heaven!

Meaning, they don’t want nothing to do

With the repugnant smell of Christ

‘But those on the way to destruction treat us more like the stench from a rotting corpse.’ (2 Corinthians 2:16)

All this “Christ” business

Just doesn’t sit quite right with them

The aroma you’re giving off

Stinks to high heaven

And they will do everything they can

To get away from the stench of Christ

But don’t let that stop you, dear friend

You keep on stinking

For Christ’s glory

Because you are

Sweet –smelling to God

Filling the air with fragrance, pleasing Him no end

So, stink it up

Everywhere you go

With Christ’s aroma!



Wendy xo







Wendy Parker

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