The Poor Widow
“and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. and He said, ‘Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.’ ” (Luke 21:2-4).
Jesus is prompted to make this statement about the widow as he observes the rich casting their gifts into the treasury. The rich give from their abundance, but this widow gives from her necessities.
Evaluating the abundance with which the Lord has blessed us as well as remembering the priceless spiritual gifts and privileges the Lord has made available to us should give us pause for re-evaluating what we give to Him.
Without the love and blessing of the Lord, we would be physically and spiritually bankrupt. When we give, we are just returning to the Lord a portion of what He has allowed us to use as we go through life.
We might do well to consider these factors as we determine the amount of our giving.
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