Quiet Devotion makes the Difference
In Mark 12, Jesus tells us about the gift of a widow:
If you recall, it was a common practice of rich people to throw in large donations. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, her complete earnings for the day! To the others, these two coins were worthless.
“I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything all she had to live on”
While many people came to the temple, hoping to be seen and to make an offering that would bring awe and approval, this humble widow gave all she had to the Lord-seeking only to worship Him and to be found faithful in His eyes.
Her only thought was to obey the Lord and to demonstrate her love for Him.
In fact, this woman probably knew that if the temple leaders saw her meager offering, they would scowl, but she knew God would bless her obedience and quiet devotion.
“[God] saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy”
When the motivation of your heart is right, you will sense His good pleasure and blessing.
All that you do will glorify Him, and He will guard your heart and mind with His mercy and grace.
Pray: Lord, my purpose in this world is to love You with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength. You are worthy of my devotion. Continue to search my heart so that I will be only Yours.
This is my Word of Hope for you my friend.
Reflect on this message:
1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?
2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.
3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?