No aroma?

Mix the spices together to make a sweet-smelling incense. Do this the same as a perfume maker would do it. Also mix salt with this incense. This will make it pure and special.

Exodus 30:35

The old and the new, symbol and reality

Sweet aromas and salt were a part of the sacred tent. The fact that God included a particular odour in this arrangement for communication and residence with his people tells us that God’s idea of holiness is atmosphere. The senses come into play in a big way. Even though a privileged few saw, smelled and heard the features of the tabernacle inner operations the aroma of the incense went where the wind blew it. The aroma gets you as you approach the tent.

Seasoned Christian

TWO SMELLS are in the works of the Christian life according to 2 Corinthians 2:14-16. We give off knowledge of the divine, everywhere.

(14) 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.(15) Our offering to God is to be the perfume of Christ that goes out to those who are being saved and to those who are being lost.

  1. (16) To those who are being lost, this perfume smells like death, and it brings them death.
  2. But to those who are being saved, it has the sweet smell of life, and it brings them life.

Who is competent to do this work? With whom does the buck stop when life and death are at stake?
Who has the keys of death and life, the grave and grace? Who supplies the salt?