David was the first king in Jerusalem whose reign was later looked back on as a golden era. He is known both as a great fighter and as the melody composer as well as a singer of Israel, the source of poems and songs, some of which are collected in the book of Psalms. When his youngest son appears, God tells Samuel to anoint him. In the Books of Samuel, David was a young shepherd who gains fame first as a musician and later by killing the enemy champion Goliath. He becomes a favorite of King Saul and a close friend of Saul's son Jonathan.
When go into detail in the book of Psalms are many of the very words that Jesus Christ used Himself during His life on earth, including some of the final words He uttered before His death.The understanding that David possessed, a gift and blessing that the Eternal gave to him.
Here, David refers to the spiritual washing required for his cleansing. He makes a deliberate request of God to wash Him, knowing that only the cleansing power of Almighty God can make a man clean and pure. Though his sins have covered him in filth and stained him to the very roots of his being, the washing power of God makes a man whiter than snow.
In the understanding of the symbolism of colors, of snow is the whitest of white, and we all know white represent victory as well as innocent. David's expectation was that God's cleansing power would exceed even that ultimate white "I shall be whiter than snow." We can only relate this to absolute spiritual, moral perfection, the very state in which Almighty God exists. The wording expresses that the scrubbing God could give him would permit him to exist in that absolute, ultimate state of perfection.
At the beginning of verse 7, David makes the deliberate request of God to purge him with hyssop. Hyssop is an interesting choice as a cleansing agent. It is an herb, a species of marjoram and member of the mint family, and some Bible versions actually refer to it as "marjoram." It has long been considered an aromatic and medicinal herb, anciently indigenous to western Asia and northern Africa, including regions of the Middle East. The hyssop plant grows just under three feet in height, producing clusters of variously colored flowers. In ancient times, it grew naturally in rocky crevices, and people cultivated it on terraced walls.
The blood ceremonially cleansed and protected the people inside those homes against the plague of death that struck a people who practiced the filthy abominations of godlessness.This is the kind of cleansing that David requested of God when he asked to be purged with hyssop.
Our elder still use this plant for purification, as at now , normally they use it from returning from funeral or any program that they think will make them unclean. In the perfect way ,gey the herbs of the hyssop and a bowl of water and drop the leafs in the water for some times then sprinkle it around yourself or you can wash your self with it and you're free to go. You can share to others and also as k anything you wanted to know. Thank you.
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