Thursday, June 19, 2008

Day 19- Women play a significant part in giving to God's work

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Luke 8:3 Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them (Jesus and his disciples) out of their own means.

Mark 14:3 A woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume (worth a year’s wages), made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on (Jesus’) head.

Exod 35:21,22,25,26 Everyone who was willing and whose heart moved him came and brought an offering to the LORD for the work…All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the LORD…Every skilled woman spun with her hands and brought what she had spun-- blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen. And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the goat hair.

Acts 9:36-39 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, who was always doing good and helping the poor.

Neh 2:4-8 Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me (Nehemiah), "How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?" It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time…and because the gracious hand of my God was upon me, the king granted my requests.

1 Tim 5:9-10 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.

God looks at the heart, not the hand--the giver, not the gift.

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