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GOD’S WORD FOR AUGUST 6 ~ ~ Romans 8:29~ ~ “For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

How does your nose work? Medical researchers admit that they don’t know. Your nose performs an extremely unlikely job. It senses invisible molecules in the air and turns each molecule into a unique sensation that is sent to the brain. If the fact that molecules floating in the air could be detected was a modern discovery, it would be hailed as the scientific discovery of the century!

Medical researchers do know that the roof of your nose cavity contains about 10 million cells that are wired directly into the brain. The nervous system that connects your olfactory cells to your brain is so large and complex that its surface area is several times greater than the surface area of your body. Researchers also know that your sense of smell is important to your sense of taste. For example, that’s why – when you have a head cold – chocolate tastes like a flavorless waxy paste. In this case, what you taste in your mouth has more to do with what is happening in your nose than on your tongue.

Many creatures, including birds, can sense odors. Farmers who had difficulty with birds eating as much as 20 percent of the food set out in feed lots discovered that birds hate the smell of grapes. When they laced the feed with grape scent, the birds left it alone, but the cattle didn’t seem to mind.

Researchers have also learned that each of us has a unique “odor print.” This reminds us that each of us is a unique being, made by our Creator because He wanted to have a relationship with us.

Speaking of fragrance, or odors, God smells His people, because we smell like Christ when we’re saved. It says so in 2 Corinthians 2:15 ~ ~ “ For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing:”

Our relationship with Jesus as Savior, Lord, King, and EVERYTHING else we need, is shown in His Word many many times. Here are some of them.

Psalm 68:5~ ~ A father of the fatherless and a judge and protector of the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.

Jeremiah 31:3 ~ ~ , “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.”

Psalm 95:7 ~ ~ “For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand …”

Zephaniah 3:17 ~ ~ “The Lord your God is in your midst,
A Warrior who saves.
He will rejoice over you with joy;
He will be quiet in His love …
He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”

These and many, many more show the deep personal love that flourishes between Jesus our Lord and each of us. We need to spend time in His Word and in fellowship with Him to develop that sense of His presence, just as we would do with a loved one in the physical world.

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