Devotional reading September 2017

Mark 12:41-44


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

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

43And 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:

44For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Proportionaly the widow’s offering is more a sacrifice than the offering of the wealthy. She demonstrates her dependency on God by giving all. To Jesus she is very valuable, because of her faith in God and because of who she is. Each person we meet is valuable to God. Let us therefore show the kind of love to our neighbours just like Jesus shows love to everybody.