And their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: Take some of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and carry down a present for the man—a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.
-In Hebrew, myrrh is written as mor & currently used as perfume, ingredient for holy anointing oil, in purification ritual, component in manufacturer of medicine used for treating ulcers, colds, cough, asthma, lung problems, arthritis, menopause, dysmenorrhoea, uterine tumor, skin ailments, cancer etc.
-There was famine in Canaan when Israel gave the best fruits, myrrh & other items to his sons as presents for Joseph his son (governor in Egypt). This was partly to pacify Joseph to release Simeon one of his sons who was exiled in Egypt (Prov 21:14).
-Josephs’ were preservers of the body; ie. Joseph preserved his family from dying of hunger(esp Judah who was in the lineage of Jesus) & Joseph of Arimathea preserved the body of Christ after His death.
Lord our Father, we thank You for beginning yet another week. We surrender our lives to You asking You to preserve our whole being from anything that could cause us pain. We count on You for provision & direction in our lives, families, country & the whole world. Amen