Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Myrrh

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This Morning's Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon




"A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me."—Song of Solomon 1:13.
YRRH may well be chosen as the type of Jesus on account of its preciousness, its perfume, its pleasantness, its healing, preserving, disinfecting qualities, and its connection with sacrifice. But why is He compared to "a bundle of myrrh"? First, for plenty. He is not a drop of it, He is a casket full. He is not a sprig or flower of it, but a whole bundle.


There is enough in Christ for all my necessities; let me not be slow to avail myself of Him. Our well-beloved is compared to a "bundle" again, for variety: for there is in Christ not only the one thing needful, but in "Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily," everything needful is in Him. Take Jesus in His different characters, and you will see a marvellous variety—Prophet, Priest, King, Husband, Friend, Shepherd. Consider Him in His life, death, resurrection, ascension, second advent; view Him in His virtue, gentleness, courage, self-denial, love, faithfulness, truth, righteousness—everywhere He is a bundle of preciousness.

He is a "bundle of myrrh" for preservation—not loose myrrh tied up, myrrh to be stored in a casket. We must value Him as our best treasure; we must prize His words and His ordinances; and we must keep our thoughts of Him and knowledge of Him as under lock and key, lest the devil should steal anything from us. Moreover, Jesus is a "bundle of myrrh" for speciality. The emblem suggests the idea of distinguishing, discriminating grace.

From before the foundation of the world, He was set apart for His people; and He gives forth His perfume only to those who understand how to enter into communion with Him, to have close dealings with Him.

Oh! blessed people whom the Lord hath admitted into His secrets, and for whom He sets Himself apart. Oh! choice and happy who are thus made to say, "A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me."

                                                                                                                                                   C. H. Spurgeon

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This was my morning meditation.  How it greatly encouraged my heart.  HE is sufficent in all that we need. In HIM is everything and we have need of nothing.   I love the last sentence   Oh blessed people whom the Lord hath admitted into HIS secrets and for who HE sets Himself apart!   FOR WHOM HE SETS HIMSELF APART!  

He has set Himself apart for you today.............  As a sweet smelling savor.. Ask of HIM what you need..



 Myrrh Tree



Resin from Myrrh Tree



Denise


14 comments:

Andrea said...

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
andrea

Annette said...

This song made me cry........
I LOVE YOU!!

Alleluiabelle said...

Beautiful devotional. I'm crying along with Annette to this song, "Sweetly Broken". Made me lift my hands up in the air to Him in praise.

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

長卉lisettec_buswell0606 said...

good~ keep sharing with us, please....I will waiting your up date everyday!! Have a nice day........................................

Maxine said...

What a wonderful devotional to share with us, Denise. I love Spurgeon. The words that jumped out at me were: "We must value Him as our best treasure." and indeed we must.

Karen said...

Beautiful devotional...I love that last part, too...it's so hard to fathom His awesomeness that He would set himself apart for us...

I really like the changes you have done on your blog....

One Heart said...

Absolutely beautiful post and beautiful blog. I'm so glad you mentioned you have this blog as well. I am also glad that I stopped by at the end of the day right before bedtime. This blessed me today.

Thank you my sister.

Annette said...

Come by to hear this song, I listened to it over and over again and stared out the window and could see myself laying at the cross and just giving everything to him, surrendering....and sobbing here and in picture I can see in my mind. My heavenly farther is telling me to surrender and leave it at the cross, my broken heart.

I SOOOOOO LOVE YOU~

PokCalaway0710 said...

wonderful...................................................

Angie said...

I love the thoughts in that! Thanks for posting the picture of the tree--I have never seen one and really pictured something very different!

Blessings on you dear friend!

Andrea said...

Denise, your thoughts are so beautiful! They cause me to feel the very sacrificial love of Jesus!

Much love to you,

Andrea

RexTemples20144 said...

I love readding, and thanks for your artical.........................................

One Heart said...

Came back to read this again. I like to do that at times--meditate on something at a slower pace without rushing through. For some reason I keep hearing that word deep in my heart the past couple of weeks--myrrh--and I remembered your post. I've been seeing so many believers dwell in bitterness due to circumstances and I thought about how myrrh is bitter yet its perfume is so sweet. Our pain should be gain--make us better and not bitter.

Oh, I could go on forever but I just wanted to mention I stopped by to read this one again. Blessings dear one.

One Heart said...

Denise, I hope God gives you the time to share a new devotional. I so love this place. I know you are ministering in other ways through the care of your parents right now but if He so leads, I can't wait for the next devotional. I'll be praying.

Blessings friend.