"'"When anyone brings a grain offering to the Lord, their offering is to be of the finest flour. They are to pour olive oil on it, put incense on it,"'" NIV translation
We are introduced to the grain offering and are reminded that it was offered with one of the other offerings including the burnt offering. We see that it is to be the finest flour and we have to remember that they did not have factories or equipment to grind the grain into flour. For most people, the grain would have been beaten by hand and it would have taken a considerable amount of time and effort. This is a reminder that, when we come to Christ for salvation, we are placing our will and our lives in His hands. We see that the offering was to have olive oil and incense on it. Olive oil is a picture of the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The incense was frankincense and this only let the smell out when it was crushed or bruised. This is a picture of the fact that the life of Christ was led by the will of the Father and that He would suffer for our sins. These offerings were presented every day and are a reminder that our walk, as Christians, involves a daily offering of our lives to God.