April 28, 2018 Daily Devotion
Good will to come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.
Read: Psalm 112
Jesus makes a teaching point to his disciples in the “Widow’s Mite” in Mark 12:41-44 and with the “Anointing at Bethany” in Mark 14:3-9. The following reflections from Pastor Daniel Akin are helpful to put this into perspective. “Along with her unnamed spiritual sister in Mark 14:3-9, the poor widow of Mark 12:41-44 has been immortalized wherever the gospel of Jesus Christ has been proclaimed. Why? Because in both instances the women gave what they could to honor the Lord. One’s gift was actually large and costly (perfume). The other’s small and almost nothing. Yet the issue in both instances is not what they gave but why they gave.”
We desperately need to hear what the Bible says on the subject of money because as Jesus said in Matt. 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Clearly, the poor widow of this text had her heart in the right place. She gave all she had and even though it was little in man’s eyes, it was a lot of God’s!
Let us remind ourselves to be generous with our time, talents and treasure.
Live each day Sacred!
We can be generous because we know we have a generous God.
Unite all in love for God is love!