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…
I. EVERY ELEMENT OF WORTH AND ATTRACTIVENESS SHOULD CONCENTRATE IN OUR WORSHIP AND SERVICE OF GOD. "Fine flour" — "oil" — "frankincense." By all these combined ingredients a total result would be produced which constituted the offering one "of a sweet savour unto the Lord."
1. Solitary graces are not despised by Him we worship.
2. Yet worship should he the outflow of all noble affections and aspirations of the soul.
3. Preparation for such a blending of graces in worship is our evident duty.
II. ADORABLE PRESENTATIONS TO GOD SECURE HIS GRACIOUS APPRECIATION AND LAVISH PRAISE. "Sweet savour." "A thing most holy."
1. No poverty of approval ever repels a fervent worshipper.
2. Offering such excellency of homage, we shall assuredly realise that God is well pleased.
III. EXCELLENCIES IN TYPICAL OFFERINGS FORESHADOWED THE BEAUTIES and worthiness of Jesus.
1. The quality of the flour bespeaks the intrinsic excellence of Christ.
2. The pouring oil thereon denotes the anointing of the Spirit.
3. The added frankincense tells of the delightfulness of Christ.
(W. H. Jellie.)
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: