Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

Luke 21:1-4

THE OUTWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Giving

Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, ‘Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.

Jesus gives us a powerful giving lesson in Luke 21:1-4. It says, “Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, ‘Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on (ESV).’” Jesus is totally redefining the meaning of generous. His new definition is: It is not how much you give that makes you generous, it is how much you have left over AFTER you give that makes you generous. The widow would feel the impact of her giving by dinner that very night. Think about it