We make associations based on what is familiar to us. As such it would not be uncommon for most of us to think of flowers, when we hear or read the word “bouquet.” For the wine connoisseur, the owner of a vineyard, or someone who makes perfumes however, the association made is likely different. These individuals may associate the word “bouquet” with fragrance, for “bouquet” is also “the characteristic scent of a wine or perfume.”
Speaking of scents … the psalmist-king, David, implored God, “Let my prayer be counted as incense before You; the lifting up of my hands as the evening offering” (Psalm 141:2). And I wonder, does worship have a “a characteristic scent,” a fragrance? If worship does have a fragrance, what does our wholehearted worship smell like to Elohim? Similarly, what does our dutiful, obligatory worship smell like to Him? I wonder.
Let us accept the invitation to worship issued in Psalm 95:6-7 (AMP):
O come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker [in reverent praise and prayer].
For He is our God
And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand…(Psalm 95:6-7 Amplified Bible (AMP).
May our worship be a sweet fragrance to Him.