DAILY READING

Monday, January 18, 2021

Reading (Hebrews 5: 1-10)

[1] 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. [2] He can deal gently with the ignorant and with those who go astray, since he too is subject to weakness.

[3] Also, because of this weakness, he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as those of the people. [4] And no one takes this honor upon himself, rather, he is called by God, just as Aharon was.

[5] 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.”[6] Also, as he says in another place, “You are a cohen forever, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.”

[7] 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.

[8] Even though he was the Son, he learned obedience through his sufferings. [9] And after he had been brought to the goal, he became the source of eternal deliverance to all who obey him, [10] since he had been proclaimed by God as a cohen gadol to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.

Gospel (Mark 2: 18-22)

[18]  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?”

[19] 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. [20] But the time will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them; and when that day comes, they will fast.

[21] 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.

[22] 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.”

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