April 9, 2019

I was never much of a dater in high school. When a lot of the guys were out on dates on Friday nights a few us would get together at the high school and play basketball. Basketball was more inviting because it carried with it a lot less drama if you know what I mean. However there was this cute little underclassman that caught my eye about half way through the school year. Well one day, a day when I wasn’t thinking too clearly, I asked her out for a Friday night date. Like I said, I wasn’t thinking too clearly.

So I picked her up and we headed off to the local pizza hangout. While on the way she began to talk and it didn’t take my olfactory receptors very long to start screaming, “This girl has breath that could cause a skunk to puke”. Seriously, when she talked her teeth ducked! I couldn’t wait for the rest of the evening to end. Yes it was that bad. Our sweaty armpits out on the basketball floor smelled like good old Brute cologne compared to the breath on this girl. I never could figure out, at least before this night, why nobody was dating this cute girl. Guess what I was doing the next Friday night? πŸ™‚

Psalm 38:5 (NLT) β€” 5 My wounds fester and stink because of my foolish sins.

Always remember that sin stinks. To God sin smells like the breath of my Friday night date. What a turn off sin is. O that we could smell like God does. Perhaps then we would stay away from sin. Perhaps we wouldn’t date it any more.
Listen to what the angels said that were sent to destroy Sodom.
Genesis 19:13 (NLT 1st edition) β€” 13 “For we will destroy the city completely. The stench of the place has reached the LORD, and he has sent us to destroy it.”
Isaiah 65:5 (NLT) β€” 5 Yet they say to each other, β€˜Don’t come too close or you will defile me! I am holier than you!’ These people are a stench in my nostrils, an acrid smell that never goes away.
Romans 3:13 (NLT) β€” 13 β€œTheir talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with lies.” β€œSnake venom drips from their lips.”
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