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God Isn't Interested in How Much You Give

Luke 21:1-4 Jesus looked up and saw some rich people putting their gifts to God into the Temple collection box. Then he saw a poor widow put two small copper coins into the box. He said, “This poor widow gave only two small coins. But the truth is, she gave more than all those rich people. They have plenty, and they gave only what they did not need. This woman is very poor, but she gave all she had to live on.”

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So today I want to turn the spotlight on our giving – on how we give to support God’s Word of winning lost souls for Christ. But oddly enough, what we discover is that God isn’t at all interested in how much we give. It’s something else entirely that gets him excited!

I had an elderly woman write to me recently to say this:

I’m so sorry that I can’t give much to support your ministry. I’m only an elderly pensioner and I don’t have much to live on.

Now, I can’t respond to every letter I receive, but this one I just had to respond to personally. So I wrote to remind her of what Jesus said about the poor widow who dropped her two small copper coins in the offering plate (alongside the wealthy folk who obviously gave a lot more).

Luke 21:1-4 Jesus looked up and saw some rich people putting their gifts to God into the Temple collection box. Then he saw a poor widow put two small copper coins into the box. He said, “This poor widow gave only two small coins. But the truth is, she gave more than all those rich people. They have plenty, and they gave only what they did not need. This woman is very poor, but she gave all she had to live on.”

So, Jesus gets all excited, but not, as you’d imagine, by the large amounts that the wealthy people gave. I mean they gave ten times, a hundred times more than the widow. But that’s not what He focused on.

It turns out that Jesus isn’t interested one little bit in how much we give. After all, He’s blessed each one of us with different things. What He’s really interested in is how much it costs us.

So, if you want to get Jesus excited, then when you give, give sacrificially.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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