They cannot smell.

No one smells like a smoker. It’s true, and what’s more, they don’t realize how bad they smell. The reason they smell so poorly is that they have deadened the sensitivity of their nose. They literally can’t smell the smells that a non-smoker can.

The conscience is like a nose. It sniffs out the stench of sin. Someone who has deadened the sensitivity of his conscience literally can’t detect how morally bad he is. That’s why we need God’s Law. It stirs the conscience so that it can detect sin. When the conscience does its bloodhound duty, it shows us that we don’t smell like a rose, but that even our very best deeds stink to high heaven.

If you are have never repented of your sins and you are not trusting in Jesus Christ alone, you should realize that your lifestyle is an offense to a holy God. If you ignore your God-given conscience so that you can sin unhindered, all you are doing is storing up His wrath (see Rom. 2:3–11). See Isa. 64:6 and Rom. 3:10–20 to sniff out more details.

Isaiah 3:24 And so it shall be:

Instead of a sweet smell there will be a stench;

Instead of a sash, a rope;

Instead of well-set hair, baldness;

Instead of a rich robe, a girding of sackcloth;

And branding instead of beauty.

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One Response to They cannot smell.

  1. Ben Zevulun says:

    Equating smoking to sin has alienated many a people from the “Church” over the years! It is likened by the Lord as this, ( Mat 23:25  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
    Mat 23:26  Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
    Mat 23:27  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. )
    For centuries so called “christians” have chased people away with the pharisaic gospel which is evil to the core! ( Mat 23:4  For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
    Mat 23:5  But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
    Mat 23:6  And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
    Mat 23:7  And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. )
    These pharisees are still to be found in each and every religion on Earth and anyone who comes to their faith is as this, ( Mat 23:15  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. )
    So anyone who looks at the outward imperfections of men is as these and their teachings go like the article above! ( Mat 7:3  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
    Mat 7:4  Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
    Mat 7:5  Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. )
    Now I am an ex smoker who has been sovereignly delivered by God of the demon that held me in bondage to smoking! But before He delivered me of this I had about 20 more years of smoking after becoming a follower of Yeshua! As a smoker, God chose to use my imperfection to save many because I could present myself as a fellow sinner and a witness of Christ’s saving grace despite those imperfections, teaching that that is no condemnation in Christ is easy when you do not present condemnation! The opposite is true in the above teaching, it focusses on your imperfection and then sight it as a reason you need salvation which is the worst kind of teaching as it focusses on death and on condemnation instead of the saving grace of Yeshua! Sin is enough to point out someone needs Yeshua’s saving grace! There is no requirement for us to point out people’s specific sins and imperfections as that is between people and God to deal with!
    We just have to present them the gospel, which is good news not bad, it is positive not negative! The message is Yeshua saves, not Yeshua condemns! ( John 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. )( Luke 6:37  Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: )

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