Bock on Luke 21:1-4:
In order for giving like the widow of 21:1–4 to take place, we must give consciously and with planning. First Corinthians 16:1–4 speaks of setting aside at the first of the week what we plan to give. What we give to God deserves priority. He should not receive our leftovers. As is all too common, the leftovers mysteriously shrink in size to take care of things that are not necessities. On the other hand, giving to God that is set aside from the first inevitably limits what we use for ourselves. It develops not only a healthy recognition that our resources belong first of all to God, but it can also lead us to be more disciplined with what is left for us after we give.
Bock, Darrell L. (2009-08-19). Luke (NIV Application Commentary, The) (p. 528). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.
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