As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” (Luke 21:1-4)
Our Feature Friday Discipline is the Discipline of Stewardship. Stewardship is unfortunately often limited to discussions about tithes and offerings but it obviously encompasses a whole lot more. God is interested in everything He has allowed us to steward (time, talent, treasure, loved ones, etc.), and He deserves to be trusted with everything when we consider His great love for us.
In the passage for our consideration today it is obvious that Jesus was impressed with the poor widow. When Jesus is impressed with someone I think we should pay attention. Please prayerfully read the passage above and answer today’s questions.
Today’s Questions for comments:
- What does the action of the poor widow say about her view of God?
- In your view why is stewardship important?