(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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