Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. (Eph 5:1-2 NKJ)
The dictionary defines an imitator as a person who copies the behavior or actions of another. Paul tells us then to imitate the actions of God. So we’re told in John 3:16-17 that God “so loved the world” The verse goes on to say that God sent his Son, not to “condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” How much better would this world be if Christians were more unconditionally loving, less condemning, looking out for their best interest?
That kind of sacrificial giving and living becomes a sweet smelling aroma. When we smell sweet not only do we please God, but people love to have you around.