“Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on” (Luke 21:3-4).
In contrast to the gifts of the rich, the poor widow gave two of the smallest coinage in Roman currency. Yet, in the strange world of Kingdom math, she gave more than everyone else. For all the things that wow and impress us about the affluence human wealth, God measures things differently. He looks not at the amount, but the attitude. He sees not what is given, but what is left. And while the rich will give from their wealth, they will never give their wealth. By God’s standard, the widow’s mite made her the richest person in the room.