Luke 21:1-4
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
It’s noteworthy that the Lord Jesus closely observes the various worshippers’ faithfulness in giving to the work of God. He also evaluates our giving in proportion to our capacity. Then He gives His verdict.
What do you think is His verdict as far as your giving goes dear saint? Are you satisfied with your own performance in this area? Remember that the Bible says our hearts are capable of judging us (1 John 3:21). Don’t let anyone judge you. Judge yourself on the basis of the Word of God.
God is not just concerned about our righteousness, our witnessing and our prayerfulness beloveds. He is also concerned about our giving. In fact, He warns us to ensure that money doesn’t become a rival “god” in our lives (see Matthew 6:24). One effective way of dealing with financial idolatry is to faithfully give a portion of our funds to God. And we must do so cheerfully, consistently and conscientiously (see 2 Corinthians 9:6-9). What will you do?
Pastor Josh