“For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” II Corinthians 2:15
Thinking outloud here:
We are to be a pleasing aroma to God just as the offerings in the Old Testament were to be a pleasing aroma to God. Yet, in the world, this aroma is not always liked. Those who are being saved find it a pleasant aroma and desire more while those who are perishing do not like the aroma at all. Yet we are to be an aroma to God… not to the world… therefore, we shouldn’t stop being an aroma to those who do not like it because we are to be the aroma of Christ to God, not them. This takes the people-pleasing at all cost attitude completely out of the picture when we know we are to strive to please God. If we find that ourselves pleasing people by stop pleasing God, then we know
As we strive to be a pleasing aroma of Christ to God, we don’t know who is saved and who is perishing, we’re just called to be a pleasing aroma of Christ to God.
Do you focus more on what your aroma to the world is or more on your aroma to God? If we strive to be a pleasing aroma of Christ to God, the world, saved and unsaved, will take note.