Meditate with Power!
Going the Extra Mile!
Matthew 5:41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.
Meditate on God’s Word! Doing the right thing is never easy. Jesus spent much of His time teaching us to go beyond the law and the ten commandment and to follow God’s heart of love. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. Matthew 5:40-42
Jesus knew without a higher standard man would always do just enough to appear to be righteous or holy. God looks at the heart. Jesus taught us the two greatest commandments. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[a] The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 Jesus also taught us how to give. Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Mark 12:41-42
Jesus used her poverty to teach us how give from the heart. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” Mark 12:43-44 Be open to how is speaking to you today!