Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Leviticus
Book: Leviticus
Chapter: 21

Laws concerning the priests.
- As these priests were types of Christ, So all ministers must
be followers of him, that their Example may teach others to
imitate the Saviour. Without Blemish, and separate from sinners,
He executed his priestly office On Earth. What manner of persons
then should his ministers be! But all are, if Christians,
spiritual priests; the Minister especially is called to set a
good Example, that the people may follow it. Our bodily
infirmities, blessed be God, cannot now shut us out from his
service, from these privileges, or from his heavenly Glory. Many
a healthful, beautiful soul is lodged in a feeble, deformed
body. And those who may not be suited for the work of the
ministry, may serve God with comfort in other duties in his