But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are
to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.—–2 Corinthians 2:14-15 (New International Version)
We need to shower daily, apply deodorant and perfume to smell good. Naturally if we don’t take bath for a few days, it will be unbearable for those around us. In the same manner, we are wicked inherently and all our inclinations are toward evil only. Only Jesus Christ can bring a change to our inner man and there can be no aroma about us if Jesus Christ is not in us and on our own natural self we can’t approach the most holy God. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and surrender ourselves before His Lordship, then our sins and old self vanish away and there
will be no barrier preventing us from reaching God and our lives become as a sweet savor unto God. Then Yahweh God will hear our prayer on account of Jesus Christ. It’s Jesus’ holiness and not our own. He is the One who is holy, not us. But, because
we are now cleansed, He can spread His sweet aroma through us and we can simply become partakers of His holiness. On Jesus’ account we become a sweet aroma to others around us attracting them to Yahweh. We don’t need to change ourselves before
coming to Jesus. He will take us in our ‘as- is ‘condition and will put us on a ‘to-be’ process of changing us to the ones God intends us to be. When Jesus comes to live inside us with our permission, we will begin to change. Bad things we used to enjoy earlier, we will start disliking. The sweet aroma is something that no
one can hide. Evidences of the inner change will be seen and felt by us and those around us.