2 Corinthians 2:14 NASB
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
For those who are chefs or amateur cooks, you know the sweet aroma of making that special sauce. Taking a mixture of fat (usually butter) and flour is a classic French thickening agent used for soups and sauces. The French word is “roux.” Typically, one could also add other items into the mixture to bring out more flavor from your dish.
The same is true with God. As Paul wrote in second Corinthians, the knowledge of Jesus Christ is manifested through God’s children and is liken to a pleasant fragrance. Like the pleasant smell of roux over one’s meal, as we walk and live in Christ, His sweetness is manifested through our lives.
The roux of God comes from the Holy Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is the natural character of God. When He made His abode with you, He gives you the opportunity to allow Him to express Himself through you. This is what happens when you deny yourself and yield to the working of the Holy Spirit. The natural byproduct is allowing the aroma of God to manifest itself from Him to you and from you to others.
This may not be the best analogy but is one way of drawing the picture what God does in us and through us to touch the lives of others.
God’s roux – pleasant but effective; challenging but rewarding; awkward at times but refreshing to the soul. The roux of God is for those who choose to participate with Him in the life of the Triune circle.
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