As we said at the commencement of this series of devotions, they wereÂ instigated by a frequently posed question. Many Christians are askingÂ today, â€œWhat are we to do?â€ In light of the fact that we have entered into theÂ biblically predicted perilous times of the last days, many want to know whatÂ they and their families should do.
In this series of devotions, weâ€™ve covered priorities we ought to focus on asÂ we enter into the twilight of time. The list weâ€™ve provided is by no meansÂ comprehensive, but the things weâ€™ve listed are critical. While there areÂ other things we should do; none are more important than the things weÂ have enumerated.
With todayâ€™s devotion we will begin to conclude our series of devotions.Â Weâ€™ve been looking in our last few devotions at the importance of focusingÂ on small things. Weâ€™ve talked about cutting the world down to our size andÂ about living simple lives of devotion to Christ. Now, in conclusion, we wantÂ to turn our attention to the importance of being faithful to Christ in smallÂ things.
The Bible teaches us not to â€œdespise the day of small thingsâ€ (ZechariahÂ 4:10). In the midst of the glitz and glitter of this fallen world we are prone toÂ believe that the only significant things are spectacular things and that littleÂ things are unimportant things. However, the Bible teaches us that we canÂ ill-afford to overlook the significance of small things.
Little things can lead to ruin. According to the wise King Solomon, it is â€œtheÂ little foxesâ€ that â€œspoil the vinesâ€ (Song of Solomon 2:15). The Apostle PaulÂ warned us that it only takes â€œa little leavenâ€ to â€œleaven the wholeÂ lumpâ€ (Galatians 5:9). The lest little pinch of impurity is enough to polluteÂ the pure.
It only takes a little leak to sink a large ship. A little infection can grow intoÂ something lethal. A little spark can start a large forest fire. A little temptationÂ can lead to the ruin of your reputation. A little lustful thought can lead to theÂ ruin of your marriage and home. A little careless word can lead to the ruinÂ of a lifelong friendship. And a little procrastination can lead to theÂ damnation of your immortal soul.