Day 151 - Leviticus 2: The Daily Frequency of One Who Praised the Lord's Judgments

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V. 1-3 The meat or "meal" offering is quite different. It was a food-offering usually fine flour. In order for Christ to be a perfect sacrifice for God, He had to live a perfect, sinless life. The fine flour is a picture of the even, pure life of our blessed Lord. The priest would take a handful of the flour, pour oil and frankincense on it, and then bum it on the altar. The oil is a picture of the Holy Spirit. The frankincense, a picture of the graces, the loveliness of Christ. The Lord Jesus "offered Himself without spot (the margin of the Bible gives "fault") to God". Heb. 9:1414How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:14).
V. 4-10 A number of kinds of food (wafers) offerings baked in different ways. Each one can be a different view of the Lord's life while here on earth. The oven can be a picture of the intense sufferings which He endured out of sight (in the oven).
V. 5 In a pan. Open for all to see. Anyone who cared to look could have seen the blessed Lord Jesus going about the country, enduring all the hardships, insults, sorrows among His people.
V. 6 No matter how carefully we looked into the life of Jesus we could never find a flaw (fault). This cake was broken into small pieces.
V. 11 A good thing to get clear. No offering here mentioned could have any leaven in it. Leaven is usually a picture of evil (sin). Honey is a picture of the natural nice qualities of people, or things. People sometimes say that if they act sweetly or kindly toward others that this is making an offering to God. Here we learn that no honey was to be included. The nice things of life cannot be offered to God as a sacrifice.
V. 12-16 Firstfruits were the first fruits of the season which were picked. Christ is the Firstfruits of the new creation (Adam was of the first creation). 1 Cor. 15:2323But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. (1 Corinthians 15:23). We offer Christ to God, and God the Father is well pleased when we do. That is what worship is.