The observant Christ

RE Verse reading–Luke 21:1-4, 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19  (day two)  “He looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury”  (Luke 21:1)  A perfect end to a summer series on generosity, the story of the widow’s mite is powerful wisdom for those of us who will reflect on it.  It reveals a Savior who is VERY aware of how people give and why.  Knowing what is at stake,  Jesus makes it His business to watch how believers use money.  Mark’s underscores the deliberate intention.  “And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into it”  (Mark 12:41)  A lesson in itself.  The Lord is watching us give (or not give).  Not as a critic but as a life coach, Jesus knows that disciplines re. money will have a powerful effect (either negative or positive) on our souls.  Financial records are often (and wisely) kept secret.  Not from Jesus.  Physicians check temperature.  Christ observes our giving.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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