- Joe Norton
The Poor Widow (2/19/2023)
“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