Luke 21: Are You The Poor Widow?
Verse of the Day: V3 “And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:”
1. Widow (V1-4)
V3 “And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:”
When Jesus saw the rich men giving their gifts as offerings to God in the temple, He pointed the poor widow to them. Jesus told them that God shall richly bless the poor widow though she only gave her two mites or coppers, because she had given her all to Him, and had fully trusted God to provide for all her needs. Let us give our very best to God, and see how God richly bless and keep us in His perfect peace and everlasting love.
V4 “For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.”
2. Words (V5-33)
V11 “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”
Jesus told the people that there shall be fearful sights and great signs of His imminent return to judge the world, such as great earthquakes, violent wars, terrible famines and deadly diseases that shall not only destroy millions of lives, but everything in this entire world, including the heaven (atmosphere) and the earth. Only God’s words shall remain forever. Hence, let us study and hide God’s eternal words in our hearts, that we shall not sin against the holy God, but live a holy and an obedient life that is well pleasing to Him.
V33 “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.”
3. Watch (V34-38)
V34 “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.”
Jesus warned the people time and again to always watch and pray, and flee from worldly lusts and material pursuits, and follow after God’s holiness and righteousness. However, if we continue in our sins and wickedness, then let us expect God’s impending fiery judgment of terrible disasters and deadly diseases to be upon us. The choice is yours!
V36 “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to be like the poor widow giving my all to You.