April 10, 2011
Everything we have is from God, and in giving, we only return what is already His. While God has no need, Alistair Begg reminds us that it is a privilege to invest our resources in His purposes. The story of the widow’s offering in Mark 12 challenges us to realize that our giving is not measured by the sum but by the sacrifice. Jesus said that she gave more than all the wealthy, trusting God to provide. Today, His Word calls us to do likewise.
41And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.6 43And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
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