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The Widow’s Copper Coins.

Luke 21:1 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.

A widow. Two small copper coins. She would probably have been the most insignificant contributor to the entire day’s collection at the temple. How could she have even measured up if they were bringing gold, silver, precious stones, amongst other high value items.

Yet Jesus who was standing at the side and observing each person dropping in their offering noticed her and made the comment that now sits in Luke’s gospel. The interesting manner in which He took notice of what was commonly dismissed should draw our attention to note and align ourselves according to His way of dealing with our giving to God.

Our takeaway:

In your giving to God, it is not the absolute amount that matters, but the amount in relation to your overall financial stewardship. To the poor widow, two copper coins could have been half of her entire week’s earnings, or worse, whatever that was left behind from her dead husband estate. And when we give to Him, it is an act of faith, just like everything else that we do for Him.

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