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.…
In every thought, word, and act of an intelligent agent, there is a moral principle involved.
1. Fidelity in little things commends itself to us, when we consider our inability to estimate the prospective value, power, and influence of the smallest things.
2. Fidelity in little things commends itself when we consider that it is only by attention to small things that we can hope to be faithful in great. Great events often turn on little hinges. Chemists say, one grain of iodine will impart its colour to seven thousand times its weight in water. So, often, a little deed containing a great moral principle will impart its nature to many hearts and lives.
3. Attention to small things is important, as it relates to our individual character. Its effect is subjective as well as objective. A beautiful character reaches its climax by progressive development. You cannot paint it on the life. It must be inwrought.
4. The example given us by Christ, our great prototype, should prompt us to fidelity in little things.
5. We should exercise the strictest fidelity in all things, small and great, because we are to be judged in view of these things.
(J. W. Bledsoe.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.