“As Jesus sat facing the offering box, He watched how the crowd was dropping their money into it…” (Mark 12:41 International Standard Version)
Sometimes we really do forget WHO is watching our giving.
He not only watches our giving He watches our attitude about it. He notices how we drop our money in. Do we it to as unto the Lord? Or do we do it to be seen of men?
He knows. He is fully aware.
He hears every debate; He sees every argument. He listens to every word from those who say they are not “bound” to give like in the days of old.
The generous One notices the generous. He also notices the stingy.
We say things like, “this don’t matter to Him. It’s not that important.” Yet the Bible says He “sat FACING the offering box.” It received His full attention. Nothing else mattered at that moment.
He is aware of every penny. He knows the sacrifice behind it. Don’t for a second think He doesn’t.
He is not deceived. He will never be mocked.
If the offering plate received Jesus’ attention, why do we now think it shouldn’t receive ours?