The God Of Small Things

It’s a bonus look at Zechariah 4:8-14!
Zechariah 4:8-14 (NIV)

Then the word of the Lord came to me: “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it.Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you.

10 “Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?”

11 Then I asked the angel, “What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?”

12 Again I asked him, “What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?”

13 He replied, “Do you not know what these are?”

“No, my lord,” I said.

14 So he said, “These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth.”


The governor of Judah, Zerubbabel, was rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem after God’s people returned from exile. Zechariah was seeing visions from God of how this process would go. In the fourth chapter, he saw a lampstand that was being filled with olive oil directly from two olive trees. The angel of the Lord told Zechariah that no one should “dare despise the day of small things” (Zechariah 4:10, NIV). When Zerubbabel was rebuilding the temple, it may have seemed less glorious than Solomon’s temple. Or it may have seemed slow going at first. There are many “small things” that have to be put in place at the start before things start to take shape.

In your life, as you consider what God is doing in you right now, it may seem like there isn’t much happening. It may seem like there are many days of “small things.” You might be waiting for large spiritual breakthroughs over sin and trials, but there just seems to be days full of “small things.” Don’t despise these days! The foundation for the rest of your life is being put into place. God is always up to something, even if it might be a few “small things.” As you grow in your faith, the large things can only happen once the “small things” are taken care of. God is a God of details and “small things.” Yes, He moves mountains, calms storms and parts seas, but He also takes care of the “small things,” too.

PRAYER: Help me, O God, to see Your hand in the small things in my life. Help me to see that You are always moving in some way, even if it seems insignificant at the start. Thank You for not giving up on me and for forgiving me and giving me new life in Jesus. Amen.


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