Bible Verse Meaning – Mark 12:41-44.

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In this post, we are going to look at the meaning of the bible verse Mark 12:41-44 which says:

Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites.

Which made it quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; “for they all put out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”

This scripture always makes me try hard to comprehend how someone who gave so little; amidst many who gave so much, could turn out the one who gave so much at last.

Some interpret that the woman gave whole heatedly, but I don’t believe those other people gave with a grudge either.

So what then is the right interpretation or meaning of this bible verse?

The right interpretation or meaning of this bible verse could be found in the story of Jesus’s encounter with the rich young man in Mathew 19:16-30.

When the rich young man asked Jesus what one must do to be saved. Jesus mentioned most of the laws which included the paying of tithes and offerings; to which he confirmed he obeyed.

Finally, Jesus told him to go and give up all his wealth and come be His disciple.

The scripture concluded that the man went away very sorrowful because he was extremely rich.

As we can see, the problem of the rich people lies in the attachment to their wealth, and the lack of submitting themselves to serve the LORD.

Another problem is that when they pay their offerings and tithes from the abundance of their riches, they do it with so much pride so that others can see that they are giving to God.

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