Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday: Second Week in Ordinary Time

Readings: Heb. 7:1-3, 15-17; Psa. 110:1-4; Mark 3:1-6

...[Melchizedek's] name means "king of righteousness,"
then also, "king of Salem," meaning "king of peace";
without father, mother, or genealogy,
having neither beginning of days nor end of life,
but resembling the Son of God—
remains a priest forever. (Heb. 7:2-3)

Another priest like Melchizedek arises, who doesn't become a [priest] based on a legal command concerning physical descent but based on the power of an indestructible life. (Heb. 7:15-16)

The LORD will extend Your mighty scepter from Zion. Rule over Your surrounding enemies. (Psa. 110:2)

Now He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a paralyze hand. In order to accuse Him, they were watching Him closely to see whether He would heal him on the Sabbath. He told the man with the paralyzed hand, "Stand before us." Then He said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent. After looking around at them with anger and sorrow at the hardness of their hearts, He told the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. (Mark 3:1-5)

I praise You, Lord Jesus, King and Priest of indestructible life! You reign is constant and unchanging. Keep my heart soft and teachable.

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