Mark 12:41-44 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. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 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: 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.
Beloved, it takes a sacrificial heart to uncover a sacrificial act….many there are who become very vocal about their diverse acts of kindness and philanthropic gestures yet only few exist who actually live a true and sincere life of sacrifice. Jesus on this text revealed to us what it takes to live a sacrificial life and the summary is having a sacrificial heart. When an individual who is expected to be in dire need of help becomes the first to render help when the need arises, then it means that individual knows and have something ordinary and greedy men don’t have.
My friend, until what’s on your hand reconciles with what’s in your heart, your sacrificial act is only a show. The state of the heart is what validates the coin in the hand. Jesus called the attention of His disciples and pointed out a certain poor widow incapable of giving much as the one who gave best when rated amongst a company of rich folks. His reasons were simple, out of her want she gave all she had. This gives a clue to what it cost to live a selfless life, “a state of lack doesn’t change the tide”, a sacrificial heart is consistent irrespective of the situation.
It is important we remember that Our citizenship in God’s kingdom was purchased by sacrifice, it will be sustained by sacrifice. Our Lord gave all on the cross, we also are expected to give all for the sake of our Lord.
Matthew 25:35-36, 40 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me….. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Let’s pray: Father, please help us find grace to always help in time of need, Amen.
#messengerangelwithmikeomigie Friday, 5th-06-2020