January 14, 2021

Hebrews 3: 7- 14

3:7Because of this, it is just as the Holy Spirit says: “If today you hear his voice,
3:8harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, the very day of temptation, in the desert,
3:9where your fathers tested me, even though they had seen and examined my works for forty years.
3:10For this reason, I was enraged against this generation, and I said: They always wander astray in heart. For they have not known my ways.
3:11So it is as I swore in my wrath: They shall not enter into my rest!”
3:12Be cautious, brothers, lest perhaps there may be, in any of you, an evil heart of unbelief, turning aside from the living God.
3:13Instead, exhort one another every day, while it is still called ‘today,’ so that none of you may become hardened through the falseness of sin.
3:14For we have been made participants in Christ. This is only so, if we firmly retain the beginning of his substance, even unto the end.

Mark 1: 40- 45

1:40 And a leper came to him, begging him. And kneeling down, he said to him, “If you are willing, you are able to cleanse me.”

1:41 Then Jesus, taking pity on him, reached out his hand. And touching him, he said to him: “I am willing. Be cleansed.”

1:42 And after he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.

1:43 And he admonished him, and he promptly sent him away.

1:44 And he said to him: “See to it that you tell no one. But go and show yourself to the high priest, and offer for your cleansing that which Moses instructed, as a testimony for them.”

1:45 But having departed, he began to preach and to disseminate the word, so that he was no longer able to openly enter a city, but had to remain outside, in deserted places. And they were gathered to him from every direction.