These are a few of the Bible’s herbs and their uses in that day.
Frankincense was a luxury and used during ceremonial offerings. Today it is an antidepressant, a sedative, a healing herb and a stress reliever.
Hyssop belongs to the mint family. It was also a ceremonial herb, used for inner cleaning.
And then we have myrrh, used as a spice, part of the anointing oil in the temple and a salve to purify the dead. It is thought that it was used for almost every ailment a human might have.
Is it any wonder that the Bible speaks of them in this way?
Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. (Psalm 51:7, AMP)
And after entering the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then, after opening their treasure chests, they presented to Him gifts [fit for a king, gifts] of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11, AMP)
Prayer – Lord, thank you that the words still hold true. Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. (From Psalm 51:7, AMP) Amen
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