Finishing up Mark chapter 12, Jesus challenges the religious elite with a few questions and comments of his own, and then moves into the temple court where the treasury is located. As they watch people giving, Jesus draws their attention to a poor widow who gives 100% (“all that she had”) and notes that even though her monetary gift was tiny in amount, that it was greater than all the rest because of her sacrifice.
Pastor Steve made some great application from this story about the fact that we focus more on “giving” than about “keeping”! What if we received a “keeping” statement instead of a “giving” statement? How much are we focused on what we really need versus seeing how little we can give to God? Great things for us to consider as we desire to be good stewards of all that God has blessed us with!