Monday, January 18, 2021
Reading (Hebrews 5: 1-10)
 For every cohen gadol taken from among men is appointed to act on people’s behalf with regard to things concerning God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.  He can deal gently with the ignorant and with those who go astray, since he too is subject to weakness.
 Also, because of this weakness, he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as those of the people.  And no one takes this honor upon himself, rather, he is called by God, just as Aharon was.
 So neither did the Messiah glorify himself to become cohen gadol; rather, it was the One who said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” Also, as he says in another place, “You are a cohen forever, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.”
 During Yeshua’s life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions, crying aloud and shedding tears, to the One who had the power to deliver him from death; and he was heard because of his godliness.
 Even though he was the Son, he learned obedience through his sufferings.  And after he had been brought to the goal, he became the source of eternal deliverance to all who obey him,  since he had been proclaimed by God as a cohen gadol to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.
Gospel (Mark 2: 18-22)
 Also Yochanan’s talmidim and the P’rushim were fasting; and they came and asked Yeshua, “Why is it that Yochanan’s talmidim and the talmidim of the P’rushim fast, but your talmidim don’t fast?”
 Yeshua answered them, “Can wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is still with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, fasting is out of the question.  But the time will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them; and when that day comes, they will fast.
 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old coat; if he does, the new patch tears away from the old cloth and leaves a worse hole.
 And no one puts new wine in old wineskins; if he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins will be ruined. Rather, new wine is for freshly prepared wineskins.”