Honor the Widow’s Mite

Honor the Widow’s Mite 300 171 The Provisum Group


Ministry leaders are responsible to do what Jesus did—to watch over ministry finances. Jesus watched people giving in the temple and commended a widow for the great sacrifice she had made. Though she gave only two coins (known as a “mite”), she gave all that she had. (See Mark 12:41–44; Luke 21:1–4.) In the same way, we have to honor the level of sacrifice that people make to support the spread of the gospel and the life of the church.

A litmus test I use to determine the righteousness of a choice I am considering is to ask myself one central question: would I be willing to do or say whatever I am contemplating in front of my entire church congregation?

If I would not want my thoughts or my decision put up on the big screen for all to see, it is probably not righteous.

If you’re weighing a decision that relates to money, just imagine telling your entire congregation how you spent it. If you would be comfortable doing so, then it’s probably a right and a righteous thing. We have to trust the Holy Spirit to give us discernment in this area.

The sacrifice of the widow shows us the importance of spending money wisely.

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