Sunday, February 12
Why Giving and Generosity?
The Importance of Sacrificial Giving
42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 43 And 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. 44 For 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.” —Mark 12:42–44
Jesus was in the temple complex watching people place their freewill offerings into the treasury box. He observed the considerable gifts of the wealthy, and then He pointed out a woman who gave two coins valued at a fracture of a cent. In God’s judgment, the widow’s small offering was greater than those of the rich. Not because she gave more but because she gave out of her need, not her surplus. She gave God everything. Her offering was a genuine sacrifice that acknowledged God’s provision for her needs and His ownership of her resources.
Father, give me the attitude of this widow. You own my resources, and I dedicate them to You. Help me to use my money to bring You honor.
Pray about giving your best to the PROCLAIM initiative. Share with others (your family or someone close to you) what you plan on personally sacrificing to make that gift a reality and, if appropriate, ask if they are willing to join come alongside you in sacrificial giving.
FROM PASTOR CONNOR BALES
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