And of cassia five hundred [shekels], after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive a hin.
— Exodus 30:24
Cassia, considered an inferior plant to the other species in the laurel family, is mentioned in the book of Exodus as part of the holy anointing oil. The Hebrew word for “cassia” is Qiddah, which is similar to the word meaning “to bow down” or “to pay homage.” “Homage” in Scripture means to honor another by bending low in deep respect.
Yeshua said, “I honor My Father… I seek not mine own glory” in John 8:49-50.
Like cassia essential oil, Yeshua was considered lowly and honored the Father in everything He did. The leaders considered Him of little account because He came from Nazareth, but His Father glorified Him as mentioned in John 8:54: “Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honoreth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God.”
As His bride, we are to be humble toward all people. And, as Yeshua, we are to bow down in homage to the Heavenly Father alone.