And those priests were ordained after the order of his Son, in a manner that thereby the people might know in what manner to look forward to his Son for redemption.
Elder Dale G. Renlund once taught that everything about the Church has only one purpose—to give people access to Christ’s Atonement.
This verse clarifies that same principle. The purpose of the priesthood is to teach and lead others to Christ’s Atonement.
In Heavenly Father’s plan for the salvation of His children, the priesthood gives access to the saving power of the Savior’s Atonement through ordinances. The ordinance of the sacrament allows us to repent each week. Temple ordinances qualify us for exaltation.
I’m grateful for the priesthood that gives me access to Christ.