We can see the humanity of Jesus in the meal offering, which typifies Christ in His God-man living; the meal offering also typifies our Christian life and church life as a duplication of Christ’s God-man living (Leviticus 2:1-16; Psalm 92:10; 1 Peter 2:21; Romans 8:2-3, 11, 13; 1 Corinthians 12:12; 10:17). (S2016ITERO, msg. 5 outline)
“Every offering of your meal offering you shall season with salt, and you shall not omit the salt of the covenant of your God from your meal offering; with all your offerings you shall present salt” (Leviticus 2:13). The salt here is not common; it is the salt of the covenant of God, the covenant which is incorruptible and unchangeable. This salt seasons, kills germs, and preserves….The salt in the meal offering therefore refers to the death of Christ, to the cross.
The reason there is so much ambition and natural affection in the church is that there is too little salt. We are short of the cross of Christ, short of the application of Christ’s death. If we have adequate salt in the church, ambition and natural affection will be crossed out. As long as the cross is here, salt is here; and as long as salt is here, the germs will die….Then we will have pure humility and pure love. We will be pure, and we will live a life like that of the Lord Jesus when He was on earth, a life without leaven and honey but full of salt. (Life-study of Leviticus, ch. 13, by Witness Lee)