written by Andrew Corbett
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in victory through Christ. God uses us to spread his knowledge everywhere like a sweet-smelling perfume.
(2 Cor 2:14 NCV)
In the Song of Songs, there is a beautiful picture of Christ and the Church. The bride in the Song of Songs describes her Lover (Jesus) as being “…like a bunch of flowers from the vineyards at En Gedi.” (1:14). Therefore, God smells.
We want to be very fragrant spiritually.

 What is this fragrance that the Bible is talking about? It is love...
Love is a feeling. Love is a special way of acting. Love is a way of thinking.
Love cares most for someone other than yourself.
Love is sincere. It is genuine.


  • The love of the Father is  un_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
  • In the Old Testament, the words most used to describe God’s love are-
  • Jesus described the love of the Father by saying-

  • “…He causes the sun to rise on good people and on evil people, and he sends rain to those who do right and to those who do wrong”
    Matthew 5:45
  • Jesus made it clear that His followers must have the same fragrance of their heavenly Father-

  • “If you love only the people who love you, you will get no reward. Even tax collectors do that. And if you are nice only to your friends, you are no better than other people. Even those who don’t know God are nice to their friends. So you must be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
    Matthew 5:46-47

    1. We spread the fragrance of God’s love like a sweet-smelling perfume when we spend time in God’s presence- privately, and corporately.
    2. We can intensify the fragrance of God on our lives when we flow in the Father’s love.
    3. The greatest display of love in the world today should be in the church and amongst believers, their families and their friends.


    Next study: The Different Brands of Loving Perfume
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