Small Holes

Friday, September 6, 2013 (All day)

Why not ignore the little things. Does it matter?


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[Steve Myers] There's an old Gaelic Proverb that says, "Small holes sink big ships."  I think that applies to all of us spiritually if you think about the meaning behind that old Proverb. Even the tiniest little leak in a gigantic ship, if it's left unattended, if you don't fix that hole, eventually so much water is going to come in that even the biggest of ships is going down.

Now think about that spiritually. The Apostle James said it a little bit differently when he said this in James:3:5. He said it like this, "See how great a forest a little fire kindles." So the biggest of forests is going to be burnt up even with the tiniest little spark if you don't do something about it. And spiritually speaking that can happen to us. Are there any holes, little holes perhaps in your life? Little holes can take all kinds of shapes. What about just the littlest of what you might call a white lie? How about a wandering eye? Little holes in our spiritual life that if we leave unattended could take us down. God tells us to really be careful about these things. Don't ignore even the smallest little leak because it could take us down spiritually.

There's an important Psalm that I think we need to consider when you think about those small holes that sink big ships, sink spiritual ships even. It's found over in Psalm:139:23. Psalm:139:23 says, "Search me, O God, and know my heart." That's a wonderful prayer that we should all pray because we don't want those small holes to get away from us. We need to do something about it and sometimes we're not even that all aware of them. So in this prayer we ask God to help us to see those small holes. And in verse 24 it says, "See if there is any offensive way in me". So we can petition God and ask Him to help us to see those holes, and then guess what? He'll also help us fix those holes because it goes on to say, "And lead me in the way everlasting" (Psalm:139:24).

And so don't let those small leaks, those small holes take our spiritual ship down. Let's pray to God, ask Him to help us to see those things and fix it. Let's do something about it because when we do something about it, we won't allow that small little problem have a huge impact in our lives. So let's fix those holes, and then there's no way that that spiritual ship is going down.

That's BT Daily . We'll see you next time.


Deborah K

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Mr Myers:
I appreciate the work you are doing for the LORD. The Bt Daily videos keep me going. You and your colleagues are truly God inspried to deliver messages of guidance and hope. Thank you for all you do for the LORD! Your fiend in Christ - Deb Bruning




pennymelinda

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I do feel that it is of vital importance for us to be aware of even the smallest things going on around us in the world. Because if we aren't then how can we be fully prepared and aware of the LARGE matters. I feel that God wants for us to watch and be aware for everything both small and large. This kind of links back to the Bible Prophesy that lessons that you had and the WATCHMAN. If we aren't concerned about the small things then it will be easier to get the large things past someone without them even noticing. So, I for one feel that it is vital for all God's children to keep their eyes and ears open and watch/listen for everything both small and large. Tell people family and friends and even if the opportunity is given to us to tell those that we don't know as well. Satan will try to deceive people and we must be strong and vigilant at all times and know what the bible says.




pennymelinda

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Exactly, it's vital that we are aware of the small things in ourselves as well as in the world around us. If something slips by us and as stated here in the Small Holes study then those small things will become big things and unmanageable.

As Christians we should be able to see the smallest things in ourselves and yes ask God to help us with them and if we are unable to see anything by ourselves, then asking God to reveal them to us. Same goes with the deception of this world and the things of evil if we aren't aware of them and we walk around blindly then we could end up being deceived by those very things that we really want to be aware of so that we will be strong against those things and or people who will deceive us.




Eric V. Snow

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Jesus spoke about how people who are trustworthy about minor matters are also reliable in major matters (Luke:16:10): "He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much." This principle arises again when Jesus rewards one of His servants after His return (Matthew:25:21): "Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master." So God does watch how we react to all the little issues and minor tests that arise on a daily basis to see how well our character is being developed by them. For what may seem to start as a minor issue can escalate into a major problem if we don't catch it eventually.




kodjo

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God bless you for the explanation.




Charles Wilson

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love it!




Charles Wilson

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love it!



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