And you shall command the children of Israel, that they bring you pure oil olive beaten for the light…
1. The source whence the oil was obtained — the "olive." Thus is grace, free and full, obtained from Christ, the "Plant of renown."
2. The qualification it was to possess — it was to be "pure." All the grace which comes from Christ is pure and unalloyed.
3. The instruments of its dispensation — "the children of Israel." The children of God are now the recipients and dispensers of Christ's grace.
4. The uses to which it was put — it caused "the lamp to burn always." Grace causes the life of each Christian to shine with a brighter glow.
Parallel VersesKJV: And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.