From my reading in Mark 12:28-44 in the One Year New Testament.
Jesus and his disciples were sitting near the collection box in the Temple observing people give their offerings. Jesus was a genius as using ordinary situations to teach the disciples important lessons.
First they saw many rich people putting in large amounts of money. Then a poor widow come and dropped in the two small coins worth only about $2! Jesus then said this about the widows radical gift.
“I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.” Mark 12:43–44
God is more interested in the amount of sacrifice than the amount of money.
This woman gave all she had to live on! Jesus is showing us that you don’t have to be rich to contribute to the kingdom of God!
Each of us should give generously and be inspired by this woman of faith.
The reason I can say this is the biggest offering ever made is that you can’t give more than 100%! This story is not teaching us that everyone has to give everything away, instead let it inspire you to give from the heart, not for show, and to give generously!
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