Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sunday 8-2-09

Luke 21

Luke 21:1-4 “And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: 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.”

She gave ALL she had! This was no normal sacrificial offering, this was all out no-bars-held unreserved giving of everything that she possesed to live on.

I honestly can’t imagine what this world would look like if every true born-again believer gave like she gave. I don’t know about you but it blows my mind to try and imagine how God could work, what God would do, how many souls would be saved, how many bible believing, bible preaching churches would fill countries that were once thought impossible to get the gospel into.

I wonder if we rob God of glory that could be brought to him if we gave like this women. Think about it if we gave couldn’t God receive glory by: us giving, our churches being able to boldly proclaim the good news to this dark community, our churches being able to send out missionaries to proclaim the gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth. This last thought tickled me to death: couldn’t God receive glory by providing for our needs because we gave all we had to live on to him? I honestly believe God cold receive glory through all these things and so much more! However in order for any of those to happen; we MUST give, I MUST give.