Here we see another picture of Jesus Christ in Leviticus chapter 2. Notice the specificity of the elements which should cause one to reflect upon the person of Christ and the sufficiency of His sacrifice unto God.
1. Perfect (fine) and filled with the Holy Spirit (oil).
V1-4 “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:”
2. Acceptable unto God (Frankincense).
“And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons':”
3. Judged by God on Calvary (fire).
“it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven,”
4. Found without sin (unleavened).
“it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.”
5. Sufficient and lasting (salt).
V13-14 “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.”
6. God’s first and best (firstfruit)!
“And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears.”
LESSON - When you closely examine the life of Christ, you see within Him the perfection of God and man. Not only do we see this as necessary in His death (our salvation), but also His life (our sanctification). Remember that you are only complete in Him! You may strive through life with other goals and ambitions, but your ultimate desire in life should be to become like Him, holy and acceptable unto God.