We serve a High Priest, who is...
2 Corinthians 1:12 (Highlighted text added to all verses)
"For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience that we have behaved in the world, and still more toward you, with holiness and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God." RSV
We serve a High Priest, who is holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens.
Jesus: “Who is”
Believers: “To be”
"For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens." RSV
1 Peter 1:15
"but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct" RSV
"Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life" RSV
"Let your garments be always white; let not oil be lacking on your head." RSV
2 Corinthians 6:14-18
"Do not be mismated with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Be'lial? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols?
For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." RSV
Luke 18:14 (Let God exalt us)
"for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." NKJV