Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Opus 2012-146, Healthy Insights: Biblical Nutrition, Salt, Part 2 or 4

Okay, salt is good.  The earliest Biblical application of this that I could find was in Leviticus.
(Leviticus 2:13 KJV)  And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.
It would seem that God preferred His sacrifices seasoned with a little salt.  If God thinks it is a good thing, who am I to argue.  The commentaries say that since salt was known as a preservative, it was a symbol of the enduring quality of the sacrifice. 

Then I came across something I had never seen before, the “covenant of salt”.
(Numbers 18:19 KJV)  All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee.
Again this is seen to have the idea of preserving and endurance. 

To be continued...

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