Mark 12:41‭-‬44 NIV
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

Persembahan uang yang benar di mata Tuhan Yesus sebagai bagian dari ibadah bukanlah jumlahnya tetapi nilai dari orang yang memberikan persembahan tersebut.
Bagi orang kaya didalam ayat diatas kecil saja nilainya walaupun lebih besar jumlah nya dari pemberian Janda tersebut oleh karena itu mudah saja bagi mereka untuk memberikannya sebab jika dibanding kan dari seluruh uang yang mereka miliki tidak ada artinya, sementara janda itu memiliki jumlah uang yang kecil tetapi sungguh bernilai baginya untuk hidupnya hari itu, demikianlah ukurannya bagi orang yang menilai Tuhan dan kerajaanNya sungguh berharga atau bernilai, sehingga janda ini dapat memberikan atau mengembalikan semua yang dia miliki untuk hidup atau makan nya hari itu kepada Tuhan melalui rumah Tuhan atau Gereja dimana janda itu mendapat makanan Rohani untuk hidup Rohaninya.
Sebagai renungan Bandingkan seberapa besar dari uang yang engkau miliki hari ini baik itu di bank maupun di dompet mu yang dapat kau berikan atau kembalikan kepada Rumah Tuhan dimana engkau mendapatkan makanan, perlindungan, kesejahteraan Rohani dibandingkan dengan uang yang kau akan habiskan untuk makan, tempat tinggal dan kesejahteraan jiwamu melalui dunia ini? Bandingkan……. Itulah ukuran Tuhan atau iman kita sesungguhnya, bagi janda tersebut Tuhan dan kerajaanNya lebih dari kebutuhan duniawi nya sehingga dia mampu berpuasa atau lapar atau tidak bisa beli makanan untuk mengembalikan kepada Tuhan itulah Nilai sejati dari iman kita yang sebenarnya kepada Tuhan dan kerajaanNya melalui rumahNya di bumi dan hidup ini

 

English Version

The true offering in the sight of the Lord is as an act of Worship. It isn’t merely about the monetary amount but rather the value and the attitude of the person who gives the offering.

In the verses above it talks about rich people who gave large amounts of money as an offering and a widow who gave only a few cents worth which was all she had left. While it seems like the rich man has given more in value, this is not so as what the Widow offered is her entire livelihood. She gave all the money she had remaining that day, money that she needed for food and other necessities for living, yet she offered this all to the lord. Through her offering and sacrifice she showed how much she valued the house of the Lord.
Even if the amount she gave was very small, she gave all she had. The rich gave large sums of money, however it didn’t hurt them as it was given out of abundance, unlike the widow they did not need to fast on that day to give, because they still had so much compared to the widow who was left with nothing.

Through the offering we give we show how much we value our God, His church and all he has done for us. The offering we give is a part of worship to the Lord.

The amount we pay for a hotel or restaurant determines how much we value it as we are willing to give that much.
Like a hotel or restaurant which satisfies its customers needs through their services.
The church is where we can satisfy our spiritual needs and experience comfort , security, peace and Joy. That is why we as believers can give more for of the house of the Lord.

The Widow valued God and His house more than worldly things and even her own livelihood, therefore she is able to fast, giving all she had for that day.

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