Can a Little Be Better Than Much?
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. Psalm 37:16
A favorite song in churches the world over is “Little is Much.” What a truth is captured by that opening phrase of the chorus: “Little is much when God is in it…” The believer has the Lord and He is the One Who owns the “cattle on a thousand hills.” Our God is the owner of everything. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Whenever you are tempted to become discouraged at the thought of not having much – think about the truth that you have many things to be thankful for. Besides, not everything is measured in dollars and cents. While the wicked fight, steal, and even kill for more “stuff,” we can rest content in God’s care. David described how he had everything he needed. The New Testament tells us to “be content” in whatever state or condition we find ourselves in. Little possessions can be a blessing. Many people allow the possessions they own to “own them.” Their schedules and habits become dependent upon their possessions. Sometimes the more we own, the more the stuff owns us! Everything good comes from God. Sometimes, His withholding certain possessions from us is the best thing for us. For example, having a boat could be a good thing, but if it is a temptation to stay on the boat on Sunday’s instead of being in church, perhaps the Lord will not give you one. Ask the Lord to be content with what He has given you. Avoid comparing yourself and your possessions with other people as that would be unwise. Determine to live each day thankful for the little or the much He has given you.