The Sacrifice of Jesus was very pleasing to God.
Ephesians 5: 2
And walk in love as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Walk (Peripateo – pronounced per-ee-pat-eh-o)
to make one’s way, progress, make due use of opportunities; to conduct oneself, to regulate one’s life, be occupied
Present Tense – a simple statement of fact viewed as occurring in actual time.
Imperative Mood – an absolute command to the hearer to perform a certain action by the order and authority of the one commanding
in love (Agape – pronounced ag-ah-pay)
good will, benevolence, brotherly love
loved (Agapae – pronounced ag-ap-ah-o)
to welcome, entertain, be fond of, be contented with
Aorist Tense – simple past tense with no English equivalent
Indicative Mood – a simple statement of fact
hath given (Paradidomi – pronounced par-ad-id-o-me)
to give into the hands of another; to give over into one’s power or use; deliver up one to custody; to permit or allow
Aorist Tense and Indicative Mood
offering (Prosphora – pronounced pros-for-ah)
that which is offered, a gift, present
sacrifice (Thusia – pronounced thoo-see-ah)
sweetsmelling (Euodia – pronounced yoo-o-dee)
sweet smell, fragrance, the smell of sacrifices and obligations to God
savour (Osme – pronounced os-may)
a smell, odor, fragrance
The Israelites had to do numerous sacrifices in order to atone for their sins before God. When Jesus died on the cross, it was the last time one had to be made because His offering was a sweetsmelling one to God.