Psa. 45:8 All Your garments are scented with myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made You glad.
What’s that smell? It is the fragrance of resurrection, it is the aroma of life that surrounds Jesus Christ. The natural man can’t relate to this beautiful scripture. All the natural man knows is natural things. He has never felt the presence of the Lord, never heard the voice of the Shepherd, nor ever experienced this spiritual aroma found in God’s presence. You see, the anointing is real. We are intended to experience His presence on a regular basis. Christianity is not just a creed or a philosophy. It is not just a road map directing us how to live our lives. The Holy Spirit is poured out on all mankind, we have access to a new way to live our lives. Here are some thoughts from Spurgeon on today’s verse.
“The divine anointing causes fragrance to distill from the robes of the Mighty Hero. He is delightful to every sense, to the eyes most fair, to the ear most gracious, to the spiritual nostril most sweet. The excellences of Jesus are all most precious, comparable to the rarest spices; they are most varied, and to be likened not to myrrh alone, but to all the perfumes blended in due proportion. The Father always finds a pleasure in him, in him he is well pleased; and all regenerated spirits rejoice in him, for he is made of God unto us, “wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.” Note that not only is Jesus most sweet, but even his garments are so; everything that he has to do with is perfumed by his person. All his garments are thus fragrant; not some of them, but all; we delight as much in his purple of dominion as in the white of his priesthood, his mantle as our prophet is as dear to us as his seamless coat as our friend. All his dress is fragrant with all sweetness. Oh, to behold him with his perfumed garments on!”
This is a beautiful description of awakened faith. The touch of God opens our ears so that we can hear the voice of the Lord, removes the scales from our eyes so we can see the Glory of the Lord, and gives us a scent of the sweetness of His love. Don’t be afraid, draw near, this is what you were born for.