Just learned this fact listening to one of my favorite pastors.
John 19:29 – A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips.This is reminiscent of how Roman’s would clean themselves after using the toilet. Peasants would sell a service, where they would offer a sponge on stick, cleaned off in water, and kept in a jar of vinegar as an antiseptic, for Romans to wipe/clean themselves after using outdoor public restrooms.
I can not be sure of this fact, but was this the last gift we offered our Savior before He offered His life for us? As always, we have nothing good to offer Him, except our Hearts.