Wednesday, December 16, 2020
 Therefore we must pay the closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
 For if the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution,
 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him,
 while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his own will.
 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking.
 It has been testified somewhere, “What is man that thou art mindful of him,
or the son of man, that thou carest for him?
 Thou didst make him for a little while lower than the angels,
thou hast crowned him with glory and honor,
 putting everything in subjection under his feet.”
Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.
 But we see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for every one.
 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering.
 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Sama’ria and Galilee.
 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance
 and lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed.
 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice;
 and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.
 Then said Jesus, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?
 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”
 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”
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