Leviticus 2

Chapter 2

2:1  And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:

fine flour

The meal-offering. The fine flour speaks of the evenness and balance of the character of Christ; of that perfection in which no quality was in excess, none lacking; the fire, of His testing by suffering, even unto death; frankincense; the fragrance of His life Godward (see) Exodus 30:34 absence of leaven, His character as "the Truth" (see) Exodus 12:8 absence of honey;--His was not that mere natural sweetness which may exist quite apart from grace; oil mingled, Christ as born of the Spirit Matthew 1:18-23 oil upon, Christ as baptized with the Spirit ; John 1:32 ; 6:27 the oven, the unseen sufferings of Christ--His inner agonies ; Hebrews 2:18 ; Matthew 27:45 Matthew 27:46 the pan, His more evident sufferings (e.g.) Matthew 27:27-31 salt, the pungency of the truth of God--that which arrests the action of leaven.

2:11  No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire.



For meanings of leaven see Mat 13:.33. Also Leviticus 7:13, (See Scofield "Leviticus 7:13")

2 Honey is mere natural sweetness and could not symbolize the divine graciousness of the Lord Jesus.

2:13  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.


Cf. Numbers 18:19 ; Mark 9:49 Mark 9:50 ; Colossians 4:6