The Little Things Matter


The small things that seem somewhat insignificant seem to be the significance that God desires.  So should we seek the insignificant and find out why?

(Luk 16:10,11)  He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.  If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

It seemed insignificant that Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu would use common fire and be condemned.  It seems insignificant that a man would put forth his hand to stable the ark of the Covenant so that it wouldn’t fall in the mud.  But evidently the small matters were very important to God as these actions brought death upon the violators.

Lev 10:1  Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, which he had not commanded them.
Lev 10:2  And fire came out from before the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.

Then there is the instance where the Lord just killed the men of Bethshemesh for looking inside the Ark of the Covenant.  Their curiosity killed them as the proverbial saying goes, “Curiosity killed the cat.”  The ark of the Covenant was sent away by the Philistines as the people perceived they were being cursed for having possession of it.  Maybe upon its return the people of Behshemesh just wanted to see if the Philistines took any of the items out of it.  Who knows?  Either way, they did something and it provoked God.
1Sa 6:19  And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter.

The Little Things Matter.  And that should bring reverence to our hearts.  We should be crying as the men of Bethshemesh who said, “Who is able to stand before this holy LORD God?   I thank my God for giving us this answer.

Rom 7:24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Rom 7:25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Rom 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Rom 8:3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Rom 8:4  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

The little things matter and God has provided a Lamb for the Mercy Seat.