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Offering Our Best & All To God: The Widow’s Mite & What We Value

Offering Our Best & All To God: The Widow’s Mite & What We Value

Offering Our Best & All To God: The Widow's Mite & What We Value
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What does it mean to give our best to God and what meaning do you learn from the story of the widow’s mite?
Recall that the widow’s offering to God was not the greatest out of what was offered but Jesus said her gift was the most pleasing to God.
And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had. (Luke 21:1-4)

So it is obvious God is not interested in the size of your giving, but the heart and motive of your giving and how much it portrays your value of Him.

It further shows your level of faith in God to give your all and best to Him.
It is only a person of faith that would do such a thing (believing that God who gave this, would still provide).
When God wanted to test the level of faith Abraham had in Him, He asked him (Abraham) to sacrifice his only son (the same son whom God gave him after several years of waiting for a child).
It was an expensive request and a costly one at that. But God was not interested in killing the boy.
Little did we know that God was going to make such an expensive sacrifice years later by giving His one and only begotten son to die in place of Abraham’s seed to redeem all mankind.
So giving our all and best to God entails giving sacrificially. All the rich men gave more but it was out of the abundance they had, but the widow gave all that she had to live on. Which of these givings do you think was done out of more love, faith and sacrifice?
The widow’s mite.
But King David said to Araunah, No, but I will buy it of you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God of that which costs me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. (2 Samuel 24:24 AMPC).
Here is a scriptural passage where king David refused a free offering to God but insists to pay for it. His reason – I will not give God what costs me nothing.
Giving our best to God entails giving Him what we value willingly and not grudgingly.
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” (2 Cor. 9:2 NLT)
Giving our best to God is not only in terms of money or material things. We can also give the best of our time to God by spending quality time in His presence and for doing His work.
What money or resources can we give to God who made all things. He is the owner of all we’ve got. He said in the scripture that if Here we’re hungry, He would not tell us, for the whole world, and the cattle on a thousand hills are His.
If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it.
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Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats? (Psalm 50:12-13 KJV).


For every beast of the forest is Mine, And the cattle on a thousand hills. (Psalm 50:10. NKJV).

If God wants us to give something, it is for our own benefit for in giving we receive even more.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Lk 6:38 KJV).

So in giving to God,we must be careful not to give Him those things we consider valueless. We must give Him things we value and those things that make meaning to us.

When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the LORD.

Abel also brought a gift—the best portions of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The LORD accepted Abel and his gift,

but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected (Gen. 4:3-5).

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By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. (Hebrews 11:4. NKJV).

So dear friends let us endeavour to offer to God the best of all we’ve got for it is He who gives us and who will give us even more.

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