“He looked up and saw the rich people who were putting their gifts into the treasury. 2 He saw a certain poor widow casting in two small brass coins 3 He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow put in more than all of them, 4 for all these put in gifts for God from their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, put in all that she had to live on.” -Luke 24:1-4
As we read these verses, we can see what got Jesus attention wasn’t the people tossing their riches into the collection plate but instead it was the woman who gave all that she had. It is true that we are to tithe to the church to further the ministry of Christ. But God also wants us to tithe our lives through the way we live and treat others.
23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.” – Matthew 23:23
42 But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, but you bypass justice and God’s love. You ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone. – Luke 11:42
The most priceless possession that we have is the life we live for Christ. We often think that giving money to the church and/or our favorite ministry is all that is required but as we read Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42 we can see clearly that Jesus wants us to give all that we have. That’s the type of tithe that He recognizes.
Are you giving all that you have in time, treasure, skills, and talent?
esus became angry at the fig tree because although it looked beautiful on the outside it wasn’t producing the fruit that should have been on its branches based on what it appeared to be.
Sometimes when we see a ourselves, we think we will always be the person that we are. But God sees us as so much more.
Sometimes, hearing Jesus’ voice isn’t the problem, sometimes it’s the listening to His Voice that’s the issue…
He's Workin! "When they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethsphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, 2 and said to them, “Go your way into the village that is opposite you. Immediately as you enter into it, you will find a young donkey tied, on which no one has sat. Untie him, and bring him. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs him;’ and immediately he will send him back here.” -Mark 11:1-3 How many times have we worried about...