March 25, Reading 1 – Leviticus 2

Reading

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SAA Notes

Grain offerings were often given in thanksgiving – i.e. they were offerings from your first fruits in the harvest. Only a portion was burnt on the altar. Most was given to the priests for their sustenance. Such were their memorials – transient reminders of eternal Glory.

SJA Notes

“You shall season all your grain offerings with salt.”

Salt is incredibly important in our lives.

Think about how God has woven into creation itself the importance of salt.

It keeps things fresh and good!

And so here God outlines to Moses the importance of salt within the (grain) offerings. That it should always be there.

“You shall not let the salt of the covenant with your God be missing from your grain offering;”

Don’t let it be missing!

Jesus layers over this in His great sermon on the mount (Matthew 5), when He tells us that we, His people, are the salt of the earth.

If we are to offer up ourselves as alive offerings – Then let us be reminded to never let the salt be missing!

We are to never stop flavouring our lives; our thoughts and deeds, our speech, with a knowledge and understanding of God’s love and mercy to us.

Of His great work in sending Himself to pay the penalty for our own sins.

Let our living sacrifices (Romans 12) never lose their saltiness!

* Dear God,

Please strengthen us each day, day by day, for the work You have in store for us.

Step by step please light our path with Your word – It is a lamp to our feet and a light to our way.

Thank You for paying the price Yourself for our sin.

Amen.

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