Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour (Ecclesiastes 10:1)
Today's Morsel: I just hate flies. They are noisome and a pest. There's something about them that just bugs me. They land on anything and carry all kinds of germs. Solomon said dead flies. I can't think of a better state for a fly to be than for it to be dead. Solomon said, that they cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour. Apothecary is a historical name for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses medicine to physicians, surgeons, and patients - a role now served by a pharmacist. The first mention of an apothecary was in the Book of Exodus (Torah and Old Testament) in which Moses was given instructions by God for the preparation of the holy anointing oil that was to be used for consecrating the Tabernacle. This anointing represents the Holy Ghost today in our lives. If dead flies got into the mixture that was being made, it would not send forth a sweet smell, but a stench; the same as sin in a person's life will cause it to send forth a stench. Sin causes one's anointing to stink. I don't care how full of the Holy Ghost one may say they are, if sin is there, that life stinks in God's eye. I don't care how good one may sing or play an instrument, if sin is in that life, it stinks. I don't care if one can preach like Paul, and knows the Word better than anyone else, if there is sin in their life, they stink. If there is sin in your life, you stink and you are worse than a dead skunk in the middle of the road, so roll up the windows and hold your nose. "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any" Paul said (1 Corinthians 6:9-12). It's time for the church to get pure and stay pure, so they send forth a sweet smelling savor.
Sing: Lord, I come to lift up Your name. Lord I come, to give You all the praise. For You alone are worthy, of the glory and the honor, Lord I come, to lift up Your name.