Saturday, June 15, 2024

Rare product endorsement

I never shill for anything so this is a little bit different for me. I hope you realize I have never received a nickel for any kind of commercial endorsement.

But I have never smelled or used shave cream that was as nice as this Edge Cedarwood and Shea Butter. I don't know what it is about this particular smell but it hits home with me. I am not sure how long it has been on the market, Leslie brought it home for me about a month ago. I actually look forward to shaving in the morning just to get this scent. Clean and refreshing.

We humans are all programmed to like certain smells. the use of cedar and sandalwood go back to biblical times.

In Ezekiel 31, Assyria is compared to a cedar of Lebanon and described thus: “Beautiful branches overshadowing the forest; it towered on high, its top above the thick foliage. The waters nourished it, deep springs made it grow tall; their streams flowed all around its base and sent their channels to all the trees of the field. So it towered higher than all the trees of the field; its boughs increased and its branches grew long, spreading because of abundant waters. All the birds of the sky nested in its boughs, all the animals of the wild gave birth under its branches; all the great nations lived in its shade. It was majestic in beauty, with its spreading boughs, for its roots went down to abundant waters” (verses 3–7). The symbolism of the cedar points to the former greatness of Assyria, as it towered magnificently over the other nations of the earth.

Cedar is mentioned throughout the Old Testament as an item of luxury and wealth. David used cedar wood in building his palace (2 Samuel 5:11; 7:2), and it was also used in building the temple (1 Kings 5:6; 2 Kings 19:23), which was almost completely paneled with cedar (1 Kings 6:6, 16, 18, 20, 36). Solomon used it in his Palace of the Forest of Lebanon, with cedar columns, beams, and roof (1 Kings 7:2). It was also used in the construction of the second temple (Ezra 3:7). The abundance of cedar was seen as a sign of prosperity (1 Kings 10:27; 2 Chronicles 1:15.) David and Solomon acquired their cedar from Hiram, king of Tyre, a city in Lebanon (1 Chronicles 14:1; 2 Chronicles 2:3, 8) where the best cedar was to be found.

Believer or not, the ancient kings were on to something. Check it out if you can find it and let me know if you concur.

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