Daily Lift – August 3, 2019

Savor Must Be Love

At the Fifth of Ephesians, the apostle Paul taught us to walk in love as Christ loved us and gave Himself for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor. No fewer than three dozen times do the Scriptures teach us of sweet savors of sacrifice unto the Lord. The Savior’s own sacrifice for us is figuratively described as such. The faithful are also figuratively described in the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount as salt of the earth, which has the qualities of both seasoning and preserving. In order to perform the spiritual service of which these qualities are a figure, the Savior warned of salt which had lost its savor. For those who are walking in love of the type with which Christ has loved us, that savor must be love.

Written by David Hayes Prophater