DAILY READING

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Reading (Hebrews 4:12-16)

[12]See, the Word of God is alive! It is at work and is sharper than any double-edged sword — it cuts right through to where soul meets spirit and joints meet marrow, and it is quick to judge the inner reflections and attitudes of the heart.

[13] Before God, nothing created is hidden, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.

[14] Therefore, since we have a great cohen gadol who has passed through to the highest heaven, Yeshua, the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we acknowledge as true.

[15] For we do not have a cohen gadol unable to empathize with our weaknesses; since in every respect he was tempted just as we are, the only difference being that he did not sin.

[16] Therefore, let us confidently approach the throne from which God gives grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace in our time of need.

Gospel (Mark 2: 13-17)

[13] Yeshua went out again by the lake. All the crowd came to him, and he began teaching them. [14] As he passed on from there, he saw Levi Ben-Halfai sitting in his tax-collection booth and said to him, “Follow me!” And he got up and followed him.

[15] As Yeshua was in Levi’s house eating, many tax-collectors and sinners were sitting with Yeshua and his talmidim, for there were many of them among his followers.

[16] When the Torah-teachers and the P’rushim saw that he was eating with sinners and tax-collectors, they said to his talmidim, “Why does he eat with tax-collectors and sinners?”

[17] But, hearing the question, Yeshua answered them, “The ones who need a doctor aren’t the healthy but the sick. I didn’t come to call the ‘righteous’ but sinners!”

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