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Good Morning.

And every offering of your grain offering you shall season with salt; you shall not allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your grain offering. With all your offerings you shall offer salt (Leviticus 2:13)

Some things never change, and by that I mean that, there are things mankind has always done out of necessity and because of the purpose it serves. Salt is very important in our lives, today, just as it has always been which alludes to the fact that God created this substance for a specific purpose. In the days of the Sanctuary, not only was it used in everyone’s household, but it was used with every offering presented in God’s House. On the other hand, leaven was not used in His House because, while leaven leaven produces putrefaction, salt prevents it.

Not only that but, in ancient times, salt was considered to be a sign of friendship, even better, an indication of covenant. So then, in a Biblical context, salt is an agent that resists corruption (a preservative, if you will) and is a symbol of everlasting covenant (Numbers 18:19). No wonder, then, that salt was to be offered with all the sacrifices including the animals that were presented. God wanted His people to understand the eternal ramifications expressed in bringing an offering unto the LORD. From His point of view, it was not intended to be a one-time thing but a demonstration of the person’s desire to be in an eternal covenant with the Almighty. That is to say, by their action, they were telling the Almighty they were committed to being holy, even as He is holy.

Lastly, the Messiah makes it clear that God considers His people to be this agent of preservation and covenant in the earth. We are, according to Him, the “salt of the earth,” and as such, have a specific purpose to serve in God’s Kingdom. In light of what salt represents in the Sanctuary, its seems logical to conclude that our purpose in the earth is to act as a preservative –- i.e. to resist and impede the spread of corruption. We must stand against the spread of wickedness and guard the holy things that have been entrusted to us. Furthermore, we are to propagate the covenant by being witnesses of the risen Messiah and contend for His Kingdom. This is our purpose and, so as God gives you the opportunity, determine to be the salt that positively flavors the life of those you come into contact with today.   

Blessings and Shalom,  




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