My Daily Guide
How May I Please God in my Dedication?
Dedication and devotion run parallel when it is in relation to
serving God. God does not see things as man sees them. In the case of the widow
casting in her mites, God took note of it and placed it in His holy writ.
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. And there came a
certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. (2 cents)
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: 41,42,43
Why did Jesus take note of this poor widow s offering? It was all she had. Our
dedication and contribution to God s work is measured in our abilities and
devotion. Nothing offered to the Lord regardless of how small goes unnoticed by
Him. He can use dedicated things or persons turned over to His use. Such was the
case with the young lad that only had five barley loaves, and two small fishes.
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes:
but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, make the men sit down. Now
there was much grass in the place, so the men sat down, in numbers about five
thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he
distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and
likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filed, he said unto
his disciples, gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
They gathered up twelve basketfuls. This was large dividends to the lad that had
only five barley loaves and two fishes. The lad had what no one else had.