What did Jesus mean when He said that the widow had put more money into the treasury than anyone else (Mark 12:43- “And he called unto him his disciples,and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you. That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury.”)
Clearly, He was indicating that economic value is relative. The widow’s contribution would have been nothing but spare change to the rich who preceded her. But to her, two mites represented enormous value. It was “all that she had, her whole livelihood” (Mark 12:44- “For all they did cast in of their abundance, but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living”). Replacing it would be difficult, if not impossible; as a poor widow, she was probably unemployable. Giving it to God meant that she could not use it to buy her next crust of bread.
But Jesus indicated that God placed moral rather than economic value on her tiny offering. Her gift showed that she was giving herself entirely to God and trusting in him to meet her needs. Her use of money disclosed the moral and Spiritual condition of her heart.
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