Monday, April 17, 2006

Mark - Giving


Mark 12:41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

Rich people cast in much, but if asked to give all, would they? This was the trouble with riches, they take trust from God and money becomes an idol. Yet in many churches today people come to watch preachers with wealthy garments who speak of material prosperity. The message of wealth now, is a favorite topic. Greedy men seek wealth and devour widows' houses, as Jesus spoke of the Scribes, earlier.

Mark 12:42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

A mite is about one-eighth of a cent. She wouldn't be going to that new restaurant after the meeting; not unless she was invited by a wealthy one.

Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Mark 12:43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
Mark 12:44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

She gave all she had. God sees that as a greater gift. She gave sacrificially. God sees the giving. Jesus sat where he could watch the treasury. He also watches how it us spent. When worship comes he joins in with us if we sing with all our heart. Give all joyfully unto the Lord.

Psa 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Psa 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

Eaglewings Ministries


spacecowboy123 said...

In a way; it's not so much what you give; it's what you keep back for yourself. What is given might look like little or much...But God knows what you keep. The woman put in 2 copper coins; and she did not keep what she had for herself. A rich man may put in millions more than that woman; but what does he keep for himself ?  A sacrifice is not a sacrifice unless it is a sacrifice.
Space, out

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