Mark 12:43-44. 43 Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all [x]the contributors to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their[y]surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, [z]all she had to live on” (NASB).
Jesus looked at her gift, given in secret without the "show" and acclaim of men. It was not much but Jesus saw it and said solemny, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all others.” The reason was that she had given out of her poverty and gave everything, while others had given out of their abundance at little cost to them. What does your service cost you? Does God get "what is left" or are we intentional in putting him first and above all else? It is easy to see all else that has to be done and attend to those, while neglecting what is important. Martha had that dilemma too. Busy doing the things that were urgent and in her mind priority BUT she failed in doing that which was important- investing in her own intimacy with The Lord.
In giving to God sacrificially and for no acclaim or to be seen by men, this widow completely trusted God to provide for her needs (she did not write a cheque or put her name on her offering envelope with the amount to get a tax rebate). Jesus used her example to teach His disciples the value God places on wholehearted commitment to Him.
Are you wholeheartedly committed to Him?? --- Father, by Your precious Holy Spirit, reveal those areas in our lives that may be taking precedence over you. Those areas that we may not have wholeheartedly committed. May Your word reminds that only what we do for Christ carried eternal value and that our is only a response to what You have already done for us and a demonstration of our trust in You. We thank You that even though we are the ones in Your debt that our sacrifices, just like that widow's, never go unnoticed by You. We commit to yield to You completely, in the name of Jesus, we pray. AMEN
Our Meeting Times
Worship with us on Sundays at 9:00am- 10:30am (With lively Children's church happening simultaneously)
WOW (Women of Worship) and MOI (Men of Integrity) Meet the first Saturday of every month at 4:30 pm
YOW (Youth Operating in the Word meet 1st Saturday of every month at 4:30- 6:30 pm
Bible Study (Word of God Speak) happens on Fridays from 6:00-7:30 pm and we explore what we believe and other deep biblical and theological truths. Our bible teachers are well-trained and careful exegetes