Hebrews 3: 7- 14
|3:7||Because of this, it is just as the Holy Spirit says: “If today you hear his voice,|
|3:8||harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, the very day of temptation, in the desert,|
|3:9||where your fathers tested me, even though they had seen and examined my works for forty years.|
|3:10||For this reason, I was enraged against this generation, and I said: They always wander astray in heart. For they have not known my ways.|
|3:11||So it is as I swore in my wrath: They shall not enter into my rest!”|
|3:12||Be cautious, brothers, lest perhaps there may be, in any of you, an evil heart of unbelief, turning aside from the living God.|
|3:13||Instead, exhort one another every day, while it is still called ‘today,’ so that none of you may become hardened through the falseness of sin.|
|3:14||For 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
1:40And a leper came to him, begging him. And kneeling down, he said to him, “If you are willing, you are able to cleanse me.”
1:41Then Jesus, taking pity on him, reached out his hand. And touching him, he said to him: “I am willing. Be cleansed.”
1:42And after he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
1:43And he admonished him, and he promptly sent him away.
1:44And 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.”
1:45But 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.