My family belly laughs every year at Will Ferrell in the movie, Elf.
I can’t help but think of when he calls out Santa for an imposter, stating that he wasn’t real.
One of the reasons, he says, is that He (the imposter) smelled like beef and cheese!
John says something similar about believers who don’t believe that we should do what God has commanded us to do.
“If someone claims, “I have come to know God by experience,” yet doesn’t keep God’s commands, he is a phony and the truth finds no place in him. But the love of God will be perfected within the one who obeys God’s Word. We can be sure that we’ve truly come to live in intimacy with God, not just by saying, “I am intimate with God,” but by walking in the footsteps of Jesus.”
1 John 2:4-6 TPT
When people look into your life, do they see the Love of God at work,
Or do you smell like beef and cheese?