Poor Widow’s Faith — Lessons from Luke 21

Luke 21 New Living Translation (NLT)

The Widow’s Offering

21 While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins.[a]

“I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.”

 ‘Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.’

References & Reflections

[1] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesson_of_the_widow%27s_mite
[2] redeeminggod.com/devouring-widows-houses

Anxious About Nothing! Stop Money Worry — How to Solve Your Anxiety — Francis Chan Crazy Love Ministry

Ecclesiastes “Preacher” Wisdom Book

What do we wish to be remembered for at the end of our lives?

What will our names mean?

The Value of Wisdom


1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and one’s day of death is better than his day of birth.

Ecclesiastes 7:1

What do we wish to be remembered for at the end of our lives?

What will our names mean?

The Value of Wisdom

4The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.

5It is better to heed a wise man’s rebuke than to listen to the song of fools.

6For like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This too is futile.

Ecclesiastes 7:4-6

Solomon’s Solemn Wisdom — Wailing Songs and Music of Mourning, Lamentations

The Value of Wisdom

4The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.

5It is better to heed a wise man’s rebuke than to listen to the song of fools.

6For like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This too is futile.

Ecclesiastes 7:4-6

What then is the solution? Remedy for Restlessness and Anxiety?

FEAR OF THE LORD!

13When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: Fear God and keep His commandments, because this is the whole duty of man. 14For God will bring every deed into judgment, along with every hidden thing, whether good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, Proverbs 9:10-12

Remember Your Creator

1Remember your Creator in the days of your youth,

before the days of adversity come

and the years approach of which you will say,

“I find no pleasure in them,”

2before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is darkened,

and the clouds return after the rain,

3on the day the keepers of the house tremble

and the strong men stoop,

when those grinding cease because they are few

and those watching through windows see dimly,

4when the doors to the street are shut

and the sound of the mill fades away,

when one rises at the sound of a bird

and all the daughters of song grow faint,

5when men fear the heights and dangers of the road,

when the almond tree blossoms,

the grasshopper loses its spring,

and the caper berry shrivels—

for then man goes to his eternal home

and mourners walk the streets.

6Remember Him before the silver cord is snapped

and the golden bowl is crushed,

before the pitcher is shattered at the spring

and the wheel is broken at the well,

7before the dust returns to the ground from which it came

and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

8“Futility of futilities,” says the Teacher.

“Everything is futile!”

Wisdom Adds to Your Life! — Proverbs 9:11

7 Pillars of Wisdom — Proverbs 9

REFERENCES & REFLECTIONS

[1] https://eleventeengreen.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/proverbs-9/
[2] https://www.friendswhocare.org/images/fwc_needing_wisdom_02.png