Lev 2:7 And if your offering is a tribute offering cooked in a pan, it will be made of fine flour with oil.
Lev 2:8 And you will bring the tribute offering that is made of these ingredients to Yahveh, and when it is presented to the priest, he will bring it to the altar.
Lev 2:9 And the priest will take from the tribute offering its reminiscence and burn this on the altar, a fire offering to Yahveh with a soothing aroma.
Lev 2:10 But the rest of the tribute offering will be for Aaron and his sons; that will be a most holy part of Yahveh’s fire offerings.
tribute offerings and provision in ministry
A portion of the tribute offering was to be consumed by the fire, a sign of God’s acceptance of the gift. The rest was to be eaten by the priests, as part of God’s provision for their ministry. Every time I give my tithe, I should remember this. Nowadays, I give my tithe by a click of a button, and 10% is automatically deducted from my bank account, and goes to the church. But the principle is still the same. I give my gift as part of my worship of God, but part of that gift goes to provide for those who minister in my church. So, my gift is also a way of showing appreciation for them.
LORD, thank you for loving me so much that you provide for those who minister to me at church.