Covenant of Salt. Part 5

Mike Seale After looking at each word separately, now join the words and their meanings back together. The idea of two parties making a covenant, an agreement with each other with trust as the binding tie. “Salt” gives us the truth that we are tested to trust GOD every day and in every circumstance. We […]

Covenant of Salt (pt 4) A Part of Worship

Mike Seale According to Exodus 30:34-38 salt was used in the formula of making incense. We know from Scripture, our prayers rise up to GOD like incense when it is burned, “May my prayer be set before you like incense…” (Psalm 141:2). We already noted how salt was added to the sacrifices, and now to […]

Covenant of Salt. Part 3

Mike Seale Today, let’s look at “salt.” The Hebrew word “melach” comes from a root word which means to rub to pieces or pulverize, to disappear as dust, or to season or rub with salt. One of first times it’s used is when Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt, (Gen.19:26). Though “covenant” is […]

Covenant of Salt. Part 2

Mike Seale First, let’s look the word “covenant.” In the Hebrew Bible (OT) the word “beriyth” (ber-eeth) means treaty, alliance, agreement a pledge. This could be between GOD and man, or man and man, whatever the case, it was based on TRUST (we both fulfill our part of the agreement). The first time we see […]

Add Salt!

Mike Seale Let’s talk about salt. “Season your grain offerings with salt. DO NOT leave the salt of the covenant of your GOD out of your grain offerings; add salt to all your offerings,” (Lev. 2:13). Then the verses, “…it is an everlasting covenant of salt before the LORD…” (Num. 18:19). “Don’t you know the […]

Coming Before GOD on His Terms

Mike Seale Years ago my father-in-law was teaching a class on the Book of Leviticus. He shared with me his typed out notes, which I still have to this day. I remember the thrust and theme: “How does an unholy people come before a Holy GOD?” When we talked later, he also shared with me […]

GOD’s Presence

Mike Seale The golden calf moment really hurt Israel’s relationship with GOD. Moses interceded, begged for their forgiveness and even laid his own life out there for the people, “Please forgive their sin, but if not, blot me out of the book you have written,” (Ex.32:32). GOD must have been highly frustrated, and rightly so, […]