Drawing near to God is the essence of Christianity as compared with the Levitical system, which kept people outside His presence. As believer priests, we are to draw near to God-that is characteristic of priesthood.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Hebrews 7:19.
Those under the law are every unredeemed human being. Jews received the written law through Moses (Romans 3:2), and Gentiles have the works of the law written on their hearts (Romans 2:15), so that both groups are accountable to God. There is no defense against the guilty verdict God pronounces on the entire human race.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 3:19.
“Do and live” is the promise of the law. But since no sinner can obey perfectly, the impossible demands of the law are meant to drive us to seek divine mercy (Galatians 3:10-13,22-25).
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 10:28.
The Law was not meant as a means to self-righteousness, but a means to self-condemnation, pointing man to his sin, leading to conviction, repentance, and pleading to God for mercy.
Commentary from notes for 1 Timothy 1:9, the MacArthur study Bible.