So also Christ did not take upon Himself the glory of becoming a high priest, but He was called by the One who said to Him: "You are My Son; today I have become Your Father."
Cross ReferencesPsalm 2:7
I will proclaim the decree spoken to Me by the LORD: "You are My Son; today I have become Your Father.
Jesus answered, "If I glorify Myself, My glory means nothing. The One who glorifies Me is My Father, of whom you say 'He is our God.'
On many past occasions and in many different ways, God spoke to our fathers through the prophets.
For to which of the angels did God ever say: "You are my Son; today I have become Your Father"? Or again: "I will be His Father, and He will be My Son"?
So He had to be made like His brothers in every way, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, in order to make atonement for the sins of the people.
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, set your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
and was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Chapter Outline1. The honor of our Savior's priesthood.
11. Negligence in the knowledge thereof is reproved.
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