Let me give you what Matthew Henry’s Commentary have to say about this. “The Levitical priesthood brought nothing to perfection: it could not justify men’s persons for guilt; it could not sanctify them from inward pollution; it could not cleanse the consciences of the worshippers from dead works; all it could do was to lead them to the antitype.
So have we made religion the go to answer for man’s problem? Have we made the church the answer to the sins of the world? Have we made working in the church, holding positions in the church the way to fix what is wrong with us? Have we made the clergy so big and so star status that we think they can justify man and give forgiveness. Have we created pride out of control people in leadership that feels intitled and justified?
Well, this clearly states that the priesthood and everything that comes with it only points you to the answer. The church and everything that comes with it, only points you to the answer. The answer is JESUS CHRIST! That’s why the church needs to preach and teach JESUS!
The church needs to quit the sin management business and start operating the way God intended for it to operated. Leading men to CHRIST! Colossians 1:16-18 says “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities or powers; all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church who is the beginning the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
SO MAN CAN NOT JUSTIFY MAN. ONLY JESUS AND HIS FINISHED WORK CAN!