The Letter to the Hebrews
Therefore holy brothers, sharing in a heavenly calling, reflect on Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.
Who was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful to all his house.
But he is worth of more glory than Moses, honor than the house itself.
Every house is founded by someone, but the founder of all is God.
Moses was faithful in all his house as a servant to testify to what would be spoken,
But Christ was faithful as a son placed over his house. We are his house. If only we hold fast to our confidence and pride in our hope.
In the same way, it was not Christ who glorified himself in becoming high priest, but rather the one who said to him:
“You are my son; this day I have begotten you;”
Just as he says in another place;
“You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.
For if the blood of goats and bulls and the sprinkling of a heifer’s ashes can sanctify those who are defiled so that their flesh is cleansed,
How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to worship the living God.