Thursday, January 14, 2021
Reading (Hebrews 3:7-14)
 Therefore, as the Ruach HaKodesh says, “Today, if you hear God’s voice,  don’t harden your hearts, as you did in the Bitter Quarrel on that day in the Wilderness when you put God to the test.
 Yes, your fathers put me to the test; they challenged me, and they saw my work for forty years!
 Therefore, I was disgusted with that generation — I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray, they have not understood how I do things’;  in my anger, I swore that they would not enter my rest.”
 Watch out, brothers, so that there will not be in any one of you an evil heart lacking trust, which could lead you to apostatize from the living God!
 Instead, keep exhorting each other every day, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you will become hardened by the deceit of sin.
 For we have become sharers in the Messiah, provided, however, that we hold firmly to the conviction we began with, right through until the goal is reached.
Gospel (Mark 1: 40-45)
 A man afflicted with tzara‘at came to Yeshua and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”  Moved with pity, Yeshua reached out his hand, touched him and said to him, “I am willing! Be cleansed!”
 Instantly the tzara‘at left him, and he was cleansed.  Yeshua sent him away with this stern warning:  “See to it that you tell no one; instead, as a testimony to the people, go and let the cohen examine you, and offer for your cleansing what Moshe commanded.”
 But he went out and began spreading the news, talking freely about it; so that Yeshua could no longer enter a town openly but stayed out in the country, where people continued coming to him from all around.