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WHAT STINKS IN GOD’S NOSE? What’s that Smell? Amos 4:10
Is it possible that I stink because of my diet? Is it possible that I have grown comfortable or tolerant with my smell? It is possible that I can’t smell myself? Is it possible that I can easily smell others but not myself? Is it possible that I’m not taking care of myself therefore others endure my smell? Is it possible that I don’t smell natural? Is it possible that I smell because I hang around smelly places, people, and things?
Truth (Ephesians 5:2; 2 Corinthians 2:14): I want to smell like Jesus.
I. Examples of stink: A. The stink of disobedience: (Exodus 16:20) • Not doing what God tells me or wants me to do. • Not listening or following God’s direction. • Not being compliant with God’s instructions/orders. • Having a deaf ear to God. 1. Smell of procrastination. (Proverbs 16:25) • Putting things off. 2. Smell of Hesitation. (Luke 6:46) • Delaying something. 3. Smell of Excuses (1 Samuel 15:22-23, John 14:15, 21) • Justifying B. The stink of foolishness: (Psalm 38:5, Ecclesiastes 10:1, Proverbs 18:13, Proverbs 15:1, 4, 5, Proverbs 14:8, 9, Proverbs 10:18, Proverbs 20:3, Ephesians 5:15) • Not listening to God’s counsel. • Ignoring the Holy Spirit and scripture. • Violating rules, laws, health, finances, marriage. • Not counting the cost. • Not being patient. C. The stink of pride: (Exodus 7:18, 21, Proverbs 8:13, Proverbs 13:10, Proverbs 16:18, Proverbs 29:23, Proverbs 6:17) • Unchanging • Stubbornness • Hardness • Selfishness • Arrogance • Conceit • Haughtiness • Self-righteous II. How to get rid of the stink: (John 11:39) A. Obedience (Acts 26:19) B. Prayers ensure we smell good. (Revelations 5:8) C. Loving righteousness and hating wickedness smell good. (Psalm 45:7, 8) D. Giving and sacrifice smell good. (Philippians 4:18) E. Walking in love smells good. (Ephesians 5:2) F. Worshiping smells good. (John 12:3) G. Washing through the Word smells good. (Ephesians 5:26)
In Conclusion: No more stinking in my life. I want to smell good to Jesus.