Why did the wise men bring Jesus gold, frankincense and myrrh?

For anyone who understands the true meaning of the Christmas season, it goes way beyond frosty the Snowman or Rudolph the rednose reindeer or even Santa on his sleigh. Christmas is not about that at all. It’s all about the birth of the living God who came in the form of a man in order to die for our sins. The gold speaks of Jesus’ divinity, He is the King of kings. The Frankincense speaks of the sweet smelling aroma of His perfect sacrifice unto God and the myrrh speaks of the ointment used in preparation for His burial so that He would conquer sin, hell, death and the grave in three days and live forever more. You see, Christmas is actually about God’s perfect plan for salvation upon the earth. What have you given Him this Christmas?
Blessings, Viv


Why did the wise men bring Jesus gold, frankincense
and myrrh?

Mike Evans

We all know of the gifts the wise men brought to Jesus, but those gifts aren’t what most people think they are. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh were not gifts for a baby; they were the burial items of kings. From the moment Jesus came into the world, He came to die to be the Savior of the world.

Jesus knew His purpose. Just before the crucifixion, Jesus celebrated Passover with His disciples. Years ago, an aged rabbi, then the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel, told me that the custom of the Jews was to sing Psalm 118 at the Passover. When I read that Psalm, I was astonished at the power of the words—and their fulfillment in the birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Christ.

Verse 5: “I call upon the Lord in my distress.”

Verse 6: “I will not fear what man can do to me.”

Verse 10: “All nations compassed me about.”

Verse 17: “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord.”

Verse 19: “Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will go into them…”

Verse 22: “The stone which the builders refused has become the head of the corner.”

Verse 24: “This is the day which the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Verse 27: “God is the Lord which has showed us light. Bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.”

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