Let Your Worship Be Like a Sweet Aroma

Leviticus 1:9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.

What is the current quality of your worship? The worship that God desires must yield a sweet aroma to the Lord. 

Throughout the book of Leviticus, mention was made of different acts of worship: burnt sacrifice, meat offering, peace offering and sin offering, to name a few. What was interesting about these ordinances was that they all had different requirements, but were expected to yield the same outcome: a sweet aroma to the Lord. The hidden message in these scriptures is that the form of your worship may vary, but God expects the same standard of worship every time: it must be a sweet aroma to the Lord.

Jesus set for us the example: when he went to the cross he was offering worship to God the Father as a sin offering. Ephesians 5:2 painted for us the picture that the worship that Jesus offered was like a fragrant aroma.  It says he gave Himself up for us, as an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”

Jesus’s offering of  sweet aroma worship to God then stood as a reminder that the same standard of worship is what is required today under the new testament covenant. Give less attention to the form of your worship and more emphasis on making your worship a sweet aroma to the Lord.

Life Application: Make your worship a sweet aroma to the Lord by allowing yourself to be led by the spirit and in alignment with His words.  

Prayer: Lord, I honor you with my worship. May it be a sweet aroma in your nostril. May it glorify you. May it please you. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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