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The Widow’s Mite

Message from Sydney Yapoujian: The Widow’s Mite


The Widow’s Mite
Mark 12: 41-44

If you had inside information about something, let’s say, a 100% sure bet on a certain number and a certain color on a certain roulette table at a certain casino, and you knew beyond any doubt that anything you placed on that number would pay off, how much would you bet? Well, if you are like me, and I am no gambler, I would probably put everything I had on that number, because I knew I had nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain.

Will you take God at His word and go all in or will you second guess Him?

Now, what if God asked you to do something, and promised you that he would be with you and that you would be blessed if you did it? How much of yourself would you invest, if at all? Would you take Him at his word and go “all in,” or would you second guess Him, only invest what you could easily lose, or just decide it wasn’t worth the risk?

This week, we will talk about the story in Mark 12:41-44, when Jesus sat down at the outer court of the temple and observed the people who came to give their offerings to the Temple Treasury, and examine the contrast between God’s economy and man’s, and what it means to go “all in” for Jesus.