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First Reading for the Friday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time

Hebrews 4:1-5, 11

Summary: We must be vigilant to enter God's rest, unlike our ancestors who failed to unite faith with hearing the Good News. Believers must strive to avoid their pattern of disobedience.

Urgency to Enter God's Rest

Let us be on our guard while the promise of entering into his rest remains, that none of you seem to have failed.

For in fact we have received the Good News just as our ancestors did. But the word that they heard did not profit them, for they were not united in faith with those who listened.

For we who believed enter into that rest, just as he has said:

As I swore in my wrath,
“They shall not enter into my rest,”

and yet his works were accomplished at the foundation of the world.

For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh day in this manner, And God rested on the seventh day from all his works; and again, in the previously mentioned place,

They shall not enter into my rest.

Therefore, let us strive to enter into that rest, so that no one may fall after the same example of disobedience.

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