“Everything that is set aside from the offerings that the Children of Israel give to Me, I have given to you…as an eternal portion, an everlasting covenant of salt”
~ Numbers 18:19
As a reward for their unique service, God commands us to give a portion of our offerings to the priests.
Why compare this agreement to salt?
As a non-decaying mineral, salt not only preserves food, it also enhances its flavour.
Many agreements people make are self-serving and, as a result, are short-lived.
Real commitments are like salt: they don’t go bad, they maintain the connection and most importantly, they bring out the best qualities of each side in the relationship.