Believing IN Christ Jesus through ALL things

Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matt 2:11b (NASB)

The wise men opened their treasures, and from within their treasures they presented to the Child Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Could there be some added significance or possible symbolism in each of these gifts?

The Revell Bible Dictionary says ‘… the tabernacle showed that God is willing to meet with human beings here on earth. As symbols, both tabernacle and Temple foreshadow the ultimate meeting of God with man in Jesus’ incarnation.’ Page 959

Note what God had earlier commanded the sons of Israel to bring for the construction of the tabernacle in the book of Exodus (especially those I have capitalized below).

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves…

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About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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