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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us. Thus imitate God, and Christ who gave himself for us. An offering and a sacrifice to God. In the Jewish temple there were offerings which were not sacrifices. Christ gave himself as an offering and was sacrificed. A sweet-smelling savour. See Ge 8:21 Le 1:9 2Co 2:15. An expression denoting an offering grateful to God.
Blessèd's comment on 2014-02-17 09:57:11:
You know walking in love is not only good for immediate gratification it is good for a lifetime The word say for GOD so loved the world GOD is love To walk in love is to walk in GOD To walk in love is to be in GOD and GOD IN US
MockingBird's comment on 2014-02-17 05:50:32:
Susan Dalton s comment was very well explained Jesus gave Himself I also ought to give of myself to those in need spiritualy physically and mentally Yes it is a stinch in God s nostrils when we do not walk in Love
Susan Dalton's comment on 2013-10-04 22:58:47:
"And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour." Ephesians 5:2.
I put some meat in a crockpot the other night to cook while I slept. As the hours went on, the aroma of the meat cooking filled the room. It smelled so good. I thought of the animal whose life was sacrificed so that I could eat its meat. The thought that the animal's life was sacrificed tasted of death - that, I did not find savour in that. Yet, the aroma of the meat was very savory to me in every way.
I thought of the sacrifices that God required of Israel; and, how the aroma of the sacrifices must have pleased God.
I thought of all the stench of death that God must smell from all the sins and perversions man is continually doing here on earth. And, yet, I thought of the one savour that brings pleasure to God. The one burnt offering. The one perfect offering. Jesus. There is no other savour, but, the savour of Jesus Christ that pleases, satisfies, placates God. Man may seek to offer up other incenses, and burn sacrifices with strange fire, but, there is only one smell that pleases God. Jesus, the perfect sacrifice, offered up once for all, is the continual sweet smelling savour pleasing unto God. We, too, are a sweet smelling savour unto God because of Christ in us. There is no other savour, but, the savour of Jesus Christ that pleases God.
Kim Hinkle's comment on 2013-09-07 09:23:37:
I've been in arelationship with god F or 6yrs
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