And every oblation of your meat offering shall you season with salt…
This salt indicates corruption removed and prevented; and in the case of the meat-offering, it is as if to say, "Thy body and thy substance are become healthy now"; they shall not rot. They are not like those of the ungodly in James 5:2, "Your riches are corrupted." There is a blessing on thy body and thy estate. And next it intimates the friendship (of which salt was a well-known emblem) now existing between God and the man. God can sup with man, and man with God (Revelation 3:18). There is a covenant between him and God, even in regard to the beasts of the field (Job 5:23), and fowls of heaven (Hosea 2:18). The friendship of God extends to His people's property; and to assure us of this He appoints the salt in the meat-offering, the offering that especially typified their substance. How comforting to labouring men! how cheering to careworn merchants if they dedicate themselves to God; He is interested in their property as much as they themselves are! "Who is a God like unto Thee!" But more; "with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt," declared that the sweet savour of these sacrifices was not momentary and passing, but enduring and eternal. By this declaration He sprinkles every sacrifice with the salt of His unchanging satisfaction. And "the covenant by sacrifice" (Psalm 50:5) is thus confirmed on the part of God; He declares that He on His part will be faithful.
(A. A. Bonar.).
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.
WEB: Every offering of your meal offering you shall season with salt; neither shall you allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your meal offering. With all your offerings you shall offer salt.