Do you stink?
This week we discussed how our actions in Christ can make us seem odd to the world around us. The challenge then was to ask ourselves if Christ is obvious enough to be noticed in our daily lives. Are we, as Paul puts it, like scum.
1 Corinthians 4:13(b) – We have become, and are still, like the scum of the world, the refuse of all things. (ESV)
The word scum makes me think of something which smells bad. Of course this smell would be a sweet aroma to Christ but not the world. When people look at us do they see Christ, are they offended at our odor, or do we just blend in and smell like the rest of the world.