2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;…
Before salvation we had the smell of death, but in Christ we now have the fragrance of new life. This fragrance is the love of God. When you are born again that love is poured out into your heart, your new spirit man. Walking in God’s love is a choice we make every day. It is a choice to treat others the way you would have them treat you, no matter how they treat you. When you are walking in love you are walking with God, for God is love. But when you choose not to walk in love you are not walking with God. This takes you out from under God’s protection and you can fall prey to the ways and the works of satan and the world. But when you choose to walk in love you are not only protected from the works of darkness, you put off the fragrance of Christ, living as He lived. People will take notice because you do not look like nor act like the world. The Bible also teaches us that faith works through love. When you get out of love your faith will not work, so your faith depends on the love of God. As we walk in love we can draw others out of the smell of death and bring them into new life and a new way of living.