The Women’s Court

I’ve been compiling a memory album for Peter and came across so many old photos! I’m reminded of the tremendous influence moms of the world make in shaping our culture (read Katie Davis Majors new book, Daring To Hope). The Bible passage below highlights Jesus’ remarks about a woman who offered all she had to live on. This part of the temple had both the treasury and the women’s court (see The Bible Knowledge Commentary). It was where Jesus also declared himself to be the light of the world (John 8:12). He explained that his followers would not continue to walk in darkness but would have the light of life. Women are so important to the Savior. He is free to work when we are free to follow Him. – Teresa #EricMetaxes7Women #lightrules

Mark 12:38-12:44 English Standard Version (ESV)

Beware of the Scribes

38 And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 39 and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 40 who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

The Widow’s Offering

41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.[a] 43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

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