Glad Heart

My daughter introduced me to essential oils by gifting me a starter kit last year for my birthday. I excitedly opened the package to reveal several different bottles with names I was familiar with and others I was not. As I took each bottle and broke the seal, a powerful scent wafted into the atmosphere. Some of these were very pleasant and others were not. I realized as I opened the bottles that some of them should be applied to your skin and some ingested to receive maximum benefit.

Today I came across this Scripture:  Proverbs 27:9 NASB “Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.”

I also found a commentary on the same verse:

Proverbs 27:9. Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, &c. — “As balsam and fragrant perfumes marvellously refresh and comfort the natural spirits, when they droop and are tired; so doth the very presence of a true-hearted friend, and much more his faithful counsel, rejoice a man’s soul; especially when he is at such a loss, that he knows not how to advise himself.” — Bishop Patrick.

I began to see how scents can appeal or repulse when inhaled or ingested.

Think about that for a moment…

The Proverb listed above states that oil and perfume make the heart glad, so a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.

Is my counsel sweet to my friends, or is it repulsive to them? Do I give advice without being asked or wait for the right opportunity to advise? Do I speak the truth to be heard or do I speak the truth in love?

Ephesians 4:15 CJB “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in every respect grow up into him who is the head, the Messiah.”

What kind of fragrance are you?





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