A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me.
Song of Solomon 1:13
Song of Solomon is filled with countless numbers of pictures of the beauty and greatness of our Lord. In this verse Solomon describes The Lord as a bundle of myrrh. Myrrh speaks of the suffering and the fragrance of Christ. His suffering in my place becomes an unmistakeable and irreplaceable fragrance. It is a constant source of life and motivation in the midst of the unpredictable nature of our daily lives. The life of Christ that was released toward me as a result of His suffering is beyond comprehension. It is a bundle and more than a bundle. It is a bundle of bundles to my soul. Here is how Charles Spurgeon describes this bundle of myrrh.
“Myrrh may well be chosen as the type of Jesus on account of its preciousness, its perfume, its pleasantness, its healing, preserving, disinfecting qualities, and its connection with sacrifice. But why is he compared to a bundle of myrrh? First, for plenty. He is not a drop of it, he is a casket full. He is not a sprig or flower of it, but a whole bundle. There is enough in Christ for all my necessities; let me not be slow to avail myself of him. Our well-beloved is compared to a bundle again, for variety: for there is in Christ not only the one thing needful, but in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily,everything needful is in him. Take Jesus in his different characters, and you will see a marvelous variety-Prophet, Priest, King, Husband, Friend, Shepherd. Consider him in his life, death, resurrection, ascension, second advent; view him in his virtue, gentleness, courage, self-denial, love, faithfulness, truth, righteousness-everywhere he is a bundle of preciousness.”
Spurgeon used several graphic words to describe this bundle of myrrh. He said it was precious. The death of Jesus and the benefits that flow to us are precious. It has value that has no number because this purchased life is invaluable. He also describes this myrrh as perfume. There is an atmosphere or smell about all those who have tasted this preciousness. This fragrance cannot be duplicated, it is the perfume of heaven. Spurgeon also spoke of the healing qualities of this healing myrrh. Every wound on the body of our Lord Jesus cries out healing to His people. This bundle of myrrh is a healing bundle, there is healing there for you and for me. He also spoke of the preserving nature of this spiritual myrrh. Christ keeps us for Himself. No matter what we face in life, nothing or no one can pluck us from His hand. Spurgeon also commented about the disinfecting qualities of this heavenly myrrh. We can easily become infected with the pollution in this life, this love relationship with Christ, this heavenly bundle disinfects us from the filth of this world. Yes Jesus is precious, He is the Lover of my soul, and yes He is a bundle of myrrh to me.