From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation
of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded.
They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for
the people to drink. The people quarreled with Moses,
and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses
said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? ...
If then there is any encouragement in Christ,
any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit,
any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be
of the same mind, having the same love, being in full
accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition
or conceit, but in humility regard others as better
than yourselves ... More
When Jesus entered the temple, the chief
priests and the elders of the people came to him as
he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are
you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"
Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one question;
if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you
by what authority I do these things. Did the baptism
of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?"