You may be poor but it is your attitude of heart that matters to God in giving.

 Just then he looked up and saw the rich people dropping offerings in the collection plate. Then he saw a poor widow put in two pennies. He said, “The plain truth is that this widow has given by far the largest offering today. All these others made offerings that they’ll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn’t afford—she gave her all!” Luke 21:1-4 (The Message)

If we give from plenty, without a thought of the cost to us personally, what value is there in that? When we have barely enough to meet our own needs and we still prioritize giving to good causes then there is great value in it. If we give out of a good credit rating without considering the cost of repayment it might even be said to be reckless and neglecting good stewardship. If, however, we are giving little out of a tight budget then we stand in the shoes of this poor widow. Who’s offering pleases God more, thoughtfully giving a little or thoughtlessly giving a lot? Proverbs 22:9 says, ‘A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.’

Lord Jesus Christ, as I consider how I live each day let me put you before me and give as I am able so that you will see good stewardship of what I have to give. Amen.

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