- Psalm 37:16 ESV
Better is the little that the righteous has
than the abundance of many wicked.
- Proverbs 15:16 ESV
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord
than great treasure and trouble with it.
- Isaiah 11:6 ESV
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.
- Isaiah 40:29 ESV
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
- Zechariah 4:10a ESV
For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel.
- Micah 5:2 ESV
But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.
- Matthew 11:25 ESV
At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children
- Matthew 13:31-32 ESV
He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”
- Matthew 19:14 ESV
but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
- Matthew 25:21 ESV
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
- Luke 12:32 ESV
- Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
- Luke 16:10 ESV
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
Have you been feeling small?
Oh my friend, I have been there.
At first, it’s overwhelming. We feel weak and insignificant, maybe overwhelmed and unworthy.
But then I remember this truth: God uses the small.
When the twelve spies returned home with their report from their jaunt in the Promised Land, ten of them said this:
The land through which we have gone, in spying it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size. …and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” (Number 13:32-33 ESV)
Here’s the lesson for them and for me and for you:
Your victory or success–or even just your ability to make it through this very day–does not depend on you. So you’re a grasshopper. That’s okay. God uses grasshoppers…You can be a grasshopper and still take possession of the Promised Land because you serve a great and mighty God who is stronger than any giant and can knock down any wall.
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