Today’s Devotional – January 12th (The Christian’s Mite!)

By admin On January 11th, 2014

.

Click on image credit links below each photo, for licensing names, details, tags, etc.. Most images cropped/reduced in size

.

.

“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

.

.

.

Today’s Devotional – January 12th

.

.

.

.

The Christian’s Mite!

.

.

.

.

.

“And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

.https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/object_image/11164/image_sizes

“And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

.

“And He called unto Him His disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:

.

“For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.” Mark 12:41-44

.

Tissot – Jesus and The widows mite – Brooklyn-Museum

.

.

.

.

.

DOLLAR AMOUNT NOT IMPORTANT

.

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/object_image/11164/image_sizesNow this story of the widow’s mite has held a prominent place among the many accounts of Jesus’ three and one-half year ministry.

.

And the obvious lesson in this historical account is that God is not so impressed with dollar amounts as He is with percentages.

.

Yes, the rich ones in this story gave just a little portion out of their abundant wealth, while the widow gave all. The rich still had most of their wealth intact, while the widow, perhaps, didn’t even know where her next meal was coming from.

.

And yet she gave all she had!

.

Tissot – Jesus and The widows mite – Brooklyn-Museum

.

.

.

.

.

EARTH: A LESSON-BOOK

.

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/object_image/11164/image_sizes

Now this story, while at face-value concerns the issue of money. 

.

And yet it transcends the obvious lesson and goes right to the heart of what it means to be a Christian!

.

Jesus said in a different place… “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13.

.

By God’s love and grace, this one and only selfish planet exists in a universe which operates on the principle of unselfish brotherly love. And the only reason that we haven’t yet exterminated ourselves, is that God wants us to learn the lesson: that living to love our neighbor as our self, is an infinitely better way to live.

.

Day-by-day, we learn the hard way, just what are the terrible results of our selfish ways on this rebellious planet.

.

Tissot – Jesus and The widows mite – Brooklyn-Museum

.

.

.

.

.

FALSE LOVE HOLDS BACK

.

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/object_image/11164/image_sizes

One problem with Christians, however, is that we somehow think we can give a portion of our life to God, while keeping back large reserves of selfishness for the rest of our time.

.

It’s almost as if we think that being Christ-like is a part-time venture, or perhaps a water-faucet we can turn on and off at our own will!

.

But this great error in our thinking is the very root of false religion: doing something to please God, while still holding on to much of this selfish world!

.

And so this little account of those rich men and this widow, is actually a microcosmic picture of false Christianity and true Christianity.

.

False Christianity only wishes to give a portion, while true Christianity, symbolized by the poor widow, yearns to give all!

.

And truth-be-told, God is not so interested in our money!

.

He wants our heart!

.

Tissot – Jesus and The widows mite – Brooklyn-Museum

.

.

.

.

.

TODAY’S PRAYER…

.

“Dear Lord, Help me to be like that widow, and give all to Thee. Take away my love for selfishness, and give me the very heart of Jesus…

.

.

.

READ MORE…

.

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath” or you can also read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

.

.

.

.

.

THE END

.Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

.

.

.

HOW THE GATES RELATE TO ORION & DRAGON

.

This sketch below is when these constellations are in the eastern sky in early winter (However, this constellation group can even be seen as early as July, in the pre-dawn hours). In the eastern sky, it’s not so easily seen which gate the Revelation 12 Woman will enter.

.

.

The Wide Gate is made of the two brightest stars of this Wave of Water Constellation. Satan spews out the deadly water of his false worldly ideologies; which many of these ideologies have a form of godliness, but in some way are not in harmony; or perhaps these worldly ideologies add to the Bible, which is strictly forbidden (see Deuteronomy 4:2).

.

On the other hand, the Strait Gate (narrow gate) is composed of the two brightest stars of the Orion The Reaper’s sickle. The true Strait Gate represents Jesus, the Word of God. Listen… “I [Jesus] am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9

.

ABOVE PICTURE: Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) & wide (Auriga) and narrow gates (Gemini) – NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USES

.

.

.

.

.

 

READ MORE…

.

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

.

.

.

 

TOMORROW:

January 13th (Which Door Will You Choose?)

.

.

.

.

.

.http://christianimagesource.com/prophet_jeremiah_g341-prophet_jeremiah__image_2_p2281.html

22 MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

.

ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded truth-seekers) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

.

THIS IS STUDY #12 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING, FORMER CEO OF FAMILY RADIO…

.

Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

.

Leave a Reply