Monday, April 18, 2011

By Faith…The Giving Widow

By Faith…The Giving Widow – Mark 12:41-44 & Luke 21:1-4

Below is the story of someone who gave everything she had. Jesus uses this example to tell us that no matter what amount we have, even if it is very small, we should give our all. This woman gave her all. Jesus asks us to do the same.

**The passage is from Mark 12:41-44, but the story is also found in Luke 21:1-4**

Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.

Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

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By faith this lady who had no husband to support her, gave her all. By faith she trusted that God would provide for her needs. By faith she was willing to let God use her.

This widow is a great example of faith to us. Will you choose to live by faith and give, trusting that God will provide for you?

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