Don’t Neglect the Trifles

 

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2 Chronicles 29:11
My sons, be not now negligent:
for the Lord hath chosen you to stand before Him,
to serve Him,
and that ye should minister unto him,
and burn incense.

There are many things that appear trifles,
which greatly tend to enervate the soul,
and hinder its progress in the path to virtue and glory.
The habit of indulging in things
which our judgment cannot thoroughly approve,
grows stronger and stronger
by every act of self-gratification,
and we are led on by degrees to an excess of luxury
which must greatly weaken our hands in the spiritual warfare.
If we do not endeavor to do that which is right
in every particular circumstance,
though trifling,
we shall be in great danger of letting the same negligence
take place in matters more essential.
MARGARET WOODS.

enervate – cause to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken.

Hebrews 2:1-3
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed
to the things which we have heard,
lest at any time we should let them slip.
For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast,
and every transgression and disobedience
received a just recompence of reward;
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation;
which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord,
and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

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