Proverbs 11:25 — The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

Today’s scripture gives a direct benefit to one aspect of charity—giving:

It is important to note that the physical amount is not important. Rather, your willingness to give is more important to God. Consider the widow’s mites:

1) And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2) And He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. 3) So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; 4) For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”Luke 21:1

In this example, we see a person giving willingly and with the right spirit. We also see someone very trusting of God. She put in all her livelihood–meaning she had no money at home. The rich put their gifts into the treasury out of their abundance. It was her small and sincere gift that made all the difference to the Lord.

While I think the rich men are blessed for their giving, what do you think this widow’s reward will be in heaven?

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.