Scripture Reading: Genesis 28:10–17
A. If you think for a moment, you will probably agree that some of the most important things in your life are among the smallest.
B. There may be times when we feel small our work seems insignificant, but he who labors in the Lord never labors in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).
I. Many seemingly weak people have done great things because God was with them in their labor.
A. Because God was with him, Joseph went from a slave to a savior (Genesis 39:2–3, 21–23).
B. Because God was with him, Moses overcame the authority of Pharaoh and the might of his cavalry (Exodus 3:10–12).
C. Because God was with him, Joshua was able to walk in the footsteps of a giant (Joshua 3:7).
D. Because God was with him, Gideon was able to subdue a large army with a handful of men (Judges 6:15–16).
E. Because God was with him, David led Israel from civil war to prosperity (1 Samuel 17:37; 2 Samuel 5:20; Psalms 23:4).
II. The smallest things can often be the most significant.
A. Small words softly spoken can often be the most profound (1 Kings 19:12; Matthew 5:18).
B. Small sacrifices can be very important (Mark 12:43).
C. Small acts of service can often have tremendous value and long-enduring effects (Matthew 10:42; 25:34–36; Mark 14:8–9).
A. Indeed little is much when God is in it (John 6:1–13; Judges 3:31; 15:14–16).
B. As the old hymn concludes, “There’s a crown, and you can win it, if you’ll go in Jesus’ name.”