In this post, we are going to look at the meaning of the bible verse Mark 12:38-44.
Then He said to them in His teaching, “Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”
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 make a 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 in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”Mark 12:38-44.
Meaning of the bible verse.
Now the Scribes were teachers of the law, and they were seen as people of great reputation who commanded respect among the people.
And on the other hand, the widow was an insignificant individual and probably someone who was victimized by others.
But in observing the behavior and attitude of both the Scribes and the widow; Jesus discovered the hypocrisy of the Scribes.
They are the ones who do everything for people to see while they secretly oppress the widows.
On the contrary, the widow made a contribution to the temple treasury out of a pure and sincere heart; even though she was poor.
We should therefore seek to emulate the poor widow today in our giving attitude; not just in the church but in our homes, streets, working place, and everywhere we see people who need a helping hand from us.
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