Isn't it incredible that Jesus lets us in on everything He has heard from God the Father?? Wow~! I guess we should really pay attention to what He says. I want to bear fruit that won't spoil, don't you? Anything spoiled really stinks. Sometimes my attitude stinks. I mean really
stinks. I looked up stink in the Merriam-Webster online thesaurus and this is what it says:
Entry Word: stink Function: noun Text: a strong unpleasant smell
Related Words acridness, fetidness, foulness, fustiness, malodorousness, mustiness, rancidity, rankness, staleness; badness, vileness; dirt, dirtiness, filth, filthiness, nastiness; odor, redolence, scent, sniff
I don't see any word listed above that I want to be identified with. They all stink~! However if you continue further to the antonym part this is what it says:
Near Antonyms floweriness, lusciousness, savoriness, spiciness, sweetness; bouquet; ambrosia
Antonyms aroma, fragrance, perfume
Left alone, I fall into the synonym category. It's only in Christ that I can be what I want to be.
Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation - an aroma redolent with life. (2 Corinthians 2:15) The Message
Even the word "redolent" means 1 : exuding fragrance 2 a : full of a specified fragrance
I want my fragrance to be that of Christ. It's not always, but that is what I am aiming for. Its the little things that really pull me down. Left alone, I can't even manage my attitude~!