Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; Mark 12:43
It came time for everyone to put there offering in the box, all the rich people lined up to give there big amounts to show how great they were. But here came a poor widow who only put in 2 small copper coins. The rich people in line probably rolled their eyes, scoffed, and gossiped about her after the service
But this poor widow caught the attention of Christ. First of all remember back in the 1rst Century there was no welfare, there was no social security, this woman being a widow meant her husband was dead, and she had no steady income coming into her home
for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.” Mark 12:44
The rich people it didn’t hurt them to give a little that they had, but for the poor widow whatever she gave was all that she had. Jesus is pointing out that giving is a heart issue! Its not about the amount you give but its about the attitude in which you give it
Do you truly trust in God to be your provider? Or do you rely on your wealth to provide for you? This widow gave all she had to God and put her faith in him, are we willing to do the same with all aspects of our lives? Amen!