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A Weekly Devotional from the
South Green Street Church of Christ



Every Little Bit Helps
By Steve Higginbotham
May 26, 2005

Have you ever noticed how many maxim's our society has?  There are countless "general truths" that seem so axiomatic that no one challenges their truthfulness.  One of those maxims oft repeated states that "every little bit helps."

If I may be so bold, I would like to challenge the truthfulness of this maxim.  Sometimes, "every little bit" doesn't help.  Sometimes, what is called for is genuine sacrifice, and requires more than just a "little bit."

"Every little bit helps" has sometimes been used to salve the consciences of those who are stingy and greedy.  Sometimes a "little bit" is woefully inadequate and what is needed is for deep, committed sacrifice.

We will pray before the weekly offering and thank God for the "s-m-a-a-a-l-l" portion we are about to give back to Him.  [That's one prayer some people can honestly pray].

While I don't deny that there are occasions when "every little bit helps," I'm convinced there are far more occasions when "every little bit" doesn't help.  Friends, don't settle for a little when God needs a lot.

Give it some thought.

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