Daily Reflections

A Sweet Aroma

October 31, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Thanks be to God, who always leads us in Christ’s triumphal procession and through us spreads the aroma of the knowledge of him in every place. —2 Corinthians 2:14

The more I study Proverbs, the more aware I am of my need for God to keep watch over my speech. My natural self wants to blurt out words, without thinking how they will affect others. But the Holy Spirit reminds me that my words and life can be a sweet aroma of Christ.

When we speak words that are encouraging, wise, fitting, and true, it is because of His amazing grace. It is because He has opened our eyes and hearts to the truth. I love the first stanza of John Newton’s “Amazing Grace”:

Amazing grace—how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found, Was blind but now I see.

May you and I begin to sing and speak God’s praises each day, as we will spend an eternity doing in heaven! May we honor Him with our words in such a way that people marvel, “Hallelujah, what a Savior!”

3 John Newton, “Amazing Grace,” 1779.

Make it Personal

How can the words you speak be a sweet aroma of Christ to those around you?