29/49: Loving Humility

Mark 12:41-44 (ESV)  And He sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. (42) And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. (43) And He called His disciples to Him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box.  (44)  For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

The love attribute of humility allows ordinary acts to become a part of history as shining examples of this very positional character without ever forcing its presence. Look at the widow – I wonder if ever knew her small act has been used to teach countless people. I have a feeling she knew of the story but made sure her name would not overshadow God, to whom she was giving to. Being known just isn’t important to loving humility.

False humility causes love to be removed from its rightful position as ‘all in’ or ‘gave everything she had to live on’.

Ask yourself questions like this to judge this character in you: When giving, what are my true motives? Do I give too much, do I not give enough? What is preventing me from being a cheerful giver? (Material objects/money do not qualify as emotional contributors to lack of cheer because, truthfully, they have no spiritual or mental value and can only provide a manufactured instant kind of joy that never lasts.)

Today: Anything you do today – do it unto God first, then for others, then for yourself. Go all in!!!

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