I want to thank my daughter Emily for sharing todays short video. By far the most famous passage in the Gospels about tithing is the account of the widow’s mites.
The account is found in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4. Jesus and His disciples are in the temple, observing people bring their tithes and offerings. They observed the rich giving large amounts of money, and then saw a poor widow giving two mites.
Widow’s MitesMites were very small copper coins, which today, would be equivalent to a few pennies. She did not give much at all. And yet, Jesus says that she gave more than all the rich, for they gave out of their wealth, but out of her poverty, she gave her last few coins.
As you watch today’s short clip we see the same analogy. Many times we believe if we had more we would give more. This is not the case most of the time. In fact it is quite the opposite. Many times the more we get the more selfish we can be. Take time to watch today’s clip and become more resolute to give more..