Devotion – Luke 21

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S – “He looked up and saw the rich dropping their offerings into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow dropping in two tiny coins., “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For all these people have put in gifts out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.” 

Luke 21:1–4 CSB

O – The widow gave out her poverty.  While others gave out of their surplus, she gave out of her lack.  There is an element of faith in that step that is astounding.  It is counterintuitive and brave. In doing so, she fulfills another scripture in 2 Cor. 8:12 -For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.  She is giving according to what she has.  God wants us to give this way and not in comparison to others.  If every person does their part, their generosity will be enough to meet the needs and vision of others.

A – I want to continue to grow in my generosity.  I want to be led by the Holy Spirit to give according to what I have and when He deems it.

R – Lord, help me to do this.