Read Matthew 2:11 (KJV) “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.”

  1.  Who received similar gifts?  Solomon 1Kings 10:2 “And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.”
  2. Jesus, was greater than King Solomon.  Matthew 12:42 “The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.”
  3. Lets talk about it:
  • Who were the “Wise Men?”
  • Where did they come from?
  • What gifts did they bring?
    1. Worship
    2. Gold (Oro)
      1. King of (Rey de) Israel
      2. Physical (Worth): Zechariah 13:8, 9 “And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.  And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.”
      3. Anointing (Oil): 1 Samuel 16:12-13 “And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.  Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.”
    3. Frankincense
      1. Priest of (Sacerdote de) Israel
      2. Spice: smells sweet, looks like tears
      3. Used for Calming (in Worship): Leviticus 2: 1-2  “And when any will offer a meat offering unto the Lord, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:And he shall bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord:”
    4. Myrrh
      1. Destined for Human Suffering (Destinado para Suffrimiento)
      2. Spice: smells sweet, tastes bitter
      3. Used for Healing (Painkiller): Matthew 27: 34 “They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.”
      4. Used for Embalming: John 19: 39-40 “And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.  Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.”