As we said at the commencement of this series of devotions, they were instigated by a frequently posed question. Many Christians are asking today, “What are we to do?” In light of the fact that we have entered into the biblically predicted perilous times of the last days, many want to know what they and their families should do.
In this series of devotions, we’ve covered priorities we ought to focus on as we enter into the twilight of time. The list we’ve provided is by no means comprehensive, but the things we’ve listed are critical. While there are other things we should do; none are more important than the things we have enumerated.
With today’s devotion we will begin to conclude our series of devotions. We’ve been looking in our last few devotions at the importance of focusing on small things. We’ve talked about cutting the world down to our size and about living simple lives of devotion to Christ. Now, in conclusion, we want to turn our attention to the importance of being faithful to Christ in small things.
The Bible teaches us not to “despise the day of small things” (Zechariah 4:10). In the midst of the glitz and glitter of this fallen world we are prone to believe that the only significant things are spectacular things and that little things are unimportant things. However, the Bible teaches us that we can ill-afford to overlook the significance of small things.
Little things can lead to ruin. According to the wise King Solomon, it is “the little foxes” that “spoil the vines” (Song of Solomon 2:15). The Apostle Paul warned us that it only takes “a little leaven” to “leaven the whole lump” (Galatians 5:9). The lest little pinch of impurity is enough to pollute the pure.
It only takes a little leak to sink a large ship. A little infection can grow into something lethal. A little spark can start a large forest fire. A little temptation can lead to the ruin of your reputation. A little lustful thought can lead to the ruin of your marriage and home. A little careless word can lead to the ruin of a lifelong friendship. And a little procrastination can lead to the damnation of your immortal soul.