For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;…
Look at Christ's detachment from sinners —
I. As A VAST FEELING IN THE MIND OF HIS CONTEMPORARIES. (Luke 4:14-27; Matthew 8:5-13; Matthew 21:12; John 8:1-11.)
1. This feeling of distance which they had in relation to Him cannot be accounted for on the ground of —
(1) Miraculous manifestations;
(2) His social superiority;
(3) His non-sociality.
2. It was purely moral. His incorruptible truthfulness, exquisite sensibilities, calm reverence, overflowing benevolence, unconquerable love of eternal right, invested Him with that Godlike air and bearing which made them feel that He stood at an unapproachable moral distance.
II. AS AN UNDOUBTED FACT REALISED BY HIMSELF. This is seen in —
1. His frequent personal withdrawal from men in order to hold fellowship with His Father.
2. Much of the language He addressed to men, "Ye are from beneath; I am from above." "I and My Father are one."
III. As ARE ESSENTIAL POWER IN HIS REDEMPTIVE UNDERTAKING.
1. It was just that power which rendered His services as a Redeemer acceptable to God.
2. It was just that power that rendered His services as a Redeemer efficacious to man.
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