And when any will offer a meat offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil on it…
The offering of meat or food, consisting of fine flour, with frankincense, cakes and wafers, parched grain, suited to all classes. The general meaning was probably eucharistic. A portion of bread, firstfruits, offered in the fire as a memorial of Divine goodness and pledge of the future life. Several particulars noticeable.
1. It was what made part of the daily meal of the house.
2. Frankincense mingled with it, and oil poured upon it; the prayers and thankful worship of the offerer, which were the work of God's Spirit, returned to him.
3. It was partly consumed by fire, and partly "a thing most holy," or set apart to the Lord, eaten by the priests, supporting the temple worship.
4. If baked, no leaven in it nor honey, no corruption, a pure sacrifice.
5. Every offering seasoned with salt, "the salt of the covenant of thy God," i.e., the emblem of Divine grace, which, while it accepts man's obedience, overlooks and pardons its imperfection. - R.
Parallel VersesKJV: 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: