Mark 12:42-43 “And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 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.”
God’s standard of measurement is different from ours. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart (1 Sam 16:7). God does not look at how much we give, what He looks at is how much of those He had given us do we give back to Him. If for example, He had given you 10 dollars and you give it all back to Him while He had given me 100 dollars and I have given back 50 dollars to Him, although I have given a larger amount compared to you, you still have given more than me because you have given all that you’ve got to Him.
The same is true with our rewards someday (Rev. 22:12). Even if the Lord has given me diversities of gifts like the gifts of knowledge, wisdom and the gift of teaching; and He has only given you the gift of helping others, if you have given your all to exercise that gift and I have only given my 50% effort to exercise the diversities of gifts that I have received, then you will receive a greater reward from the Lord compared to me. This is the reason why our Lord said: Many who are first will be last and many that are last will be first (Mat. 19:30).
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