myrrh and frankincense

Song of Solomon 3:6

3:6 myrrh and frankincense. The mention of the groom’s beautiful wedding garments, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, naturally reminds one both of the gifts of the Magi to the infant Jesus (Matthew 2:11) and of the prophesied coming of the heavenly Bridegroom, not out of the wilderness, but “out of the ivory palaces” (Psalm 45:8), and even of His surprising coming at midnight in Christ’s parable (Matthew 25:5-10).

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