You shall offer only the firstfruits of them and gifts: but they shall not be put upon the altar, for a savour of sweetness,
Whatsoever sacrifice thou offerest, thou shalt season it with salt, neither shalt thou take away the salt of the covenant of thy God from thy sacrifice. In all thy oblations thou shalt offer salt.
But if thou offer a gift of the firstfruits of thy corn to the Lord, of the ears yet green, thou shalt dry it at the fire, and break it small like meal, and so shalt thou offer thy firstfruits to the Lord,
Pouring oil upon it and putting on frankincense, because it is the oblation of the Lord.
Whereof the priest shall burn for a memorial of the gift, part of the corn broken small and of the oil, and all the frankincense.
Verses 1-3. The worship of the Lord from the highest degree of celestial love is described.
Verse 4. Then follows a description of worship from interior celestial love, or charity to the neighbour, showing how it is connected with that from the highest celestial good, which is pure love to the Lord, and the lowest
Verses 5-6. A similar description of worship from celestial good in the Internal of the Natural succeeds, accompanied by an account of the arrangement of truths there, and of the influx of inmost celestial good.
Verse 7. And lastly, worship from the External of the Natural is described, showing that it is similar to worship from higher loves, but is in a lower degree
Verses 8-10. It is then shown that celestial worship in all these degrees and ways involves certain particulars, namely: the power to worship must be ascribed to the Lord; it must be acknowledged to be from celestial good inmostly derived from Him; and it must be exercised from Him. Also the worshiper will realize the conjunction of truth with good as from himself; he will be able to devote his life to the service of the Lord; he will experience a state of heavenly joy and peace; he will be able to appropriate good and truth; and he will worship the Lord from pure love
Verses 11-13. Again this worship of the Lord must be free from falsity; it must not be vitiated by merely natural delight; such imperfect worship only appertains to preparatory states; and in all worship there must be the mutual desire of truth for good and of good for truth, or in other words, every one who really loves the truth will desire also to be good, and all who sincerely desire to be good will also long for the truth
Verses 14-16. And also, during such worship, in preparatory states, it will be from natural good, and truth influenced by celestial good, and involving the sincere acknowledgement of the Lord.
707. It is clearly established from the Lord's words that bread has much the same meaning as flesh:
Jesus taking bread broke it and gave it, saying, This is my body. Matt. chapter 26; Mark chapter 14; Luke chapter 22.
The bread which I shall give is my flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world, John 6:51.
He also says that He is the bread of life, and that he who eats of this bread will live for ever (John 6:48, 51, 58). This too is the bread meant by sacrifices, which are called bread in the following passages:
The priest is to burn it upon the altar, the bread of the fire-offering to Jehovah, Leviticus 3:11, 16.
The sons of Aaron are to be holy to their God, and they are not to profane the name of their God, because they present the fire-offerings to Jehovah, the bread of their God. You are to sanctify him, because it is he who presents the bread of your God. A man of the seed of Aaron in whom there is a blemish is not to approach to present the bread of his God, Leviticus 21:6, 8, 17, 21.
Command the Children of Israel and say to them, My gift, my bread for the fire-offerings for an odour of rest, you are to take care to present to me in due season, Numbers 28:2.
He who has touched an unclean thing is not to eat any of the sanctified things, but is to wash his flesh in water, and afterwards he may eat of the sanctified things, because that is his bread, Leviticus 22:6-7.
Eating of the sanctified things meant the flesh from the sacrifices, and this is here also called bread; see also Malachi 1:7.
 The minhah in sacrifices, which were offerings of bread made from fine wheat-flour, had the same meaning (Leviticus 2:1-11; 6:14-21; 7:9-13 and elsewhere). The same is true of the loaves placed on the table in the Tabernacle, which were called the bread of faces 1
or shewbread (on which see Exodus 25:30; 40:23; Leviticus 24:5-9). It is not natural bread which is meant by bread, but heavenly bread, as is plain from these quotations:
It is not by bread alone that a person lives, but it is by everything that comes out of Jehovah's mouth that a person lives, Deuteronomy 8:3.
I shall send hunger upon the land, not hunger for bread, nor thirst for waters, but for hearing the words of Jehovah, Amos 8:11.