Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Lesson in the Widow's mite for us today

"And he [Christ] 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." (Luke 21:1-4, print and audio)

What can we take away from what the Master says here?  We have much we can give to the Lord, and not just money, but time, service to others (Love thy neighbor as thyself, inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me), and obeying his commandments (If ye love me, keep my commandments).

Do we give all we have to the Savior and to others?  Have we come out of the world, and immersed ourselves in service to others and to the Lord?  Do we put aside the worldly sitcoms and shows and movies, and instead do something that will bring us closer to Christ?

Do we sacrifice things that are just okay for things that are better or best? 

In his intercessory prayer, The Savior prayed for those whom the Father had given him out of the world.  He says that he prays not for those who are of the world, but for those who are out of the world.

What blessings await us if we give ourselves to the Lord, and give all we have to him and his service? 

May we ever come unto the Lord, give all to him, and in him find rest, is my prayer.

Below is a depiction of the Widow's mite, courtesy of LDS Bible Videos

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