My niece and I sat on my front porch. We had some small, fancy bottles and a craft kit to make perfume. We combined different fragrances to make our own special perfume. My niece said, “This is the best-smelling perfume I’ve ever had!” She was pleased with its smell.
In our Bible Reading today, Paul says when we share the Good News about Jesus with other people, it is like a sweet-smelling perfume. People who want to be saved will accept that message and follow and obey Jesus. “…it has the sweet smell of life, and it brings them life” (verse 16b). But to people who do not want to follow Jesus, it will be like a bad smell. “To those who are being lost, this perfume smells like death, and it brings them death” (verse 16a).
It is our job to go out and tell people about Jesus. Then they must decide if they will follow Him or reject Him. Ask God to show you someone who needs to know about Jesus today.