Small Obedience

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“As long as we expect big to come now and on the world’s terms—whether in our churches, in our cities, or in our own souls—we will be tempted to forsake the seemingly weak instruments of faith and faithfulness. Instead of planting, watering, and waiting for God to give the growth … we may try to pump the soil with chemical fertilizer. A pastor may work more on building a brand than on preaching the gospel. Any of us may forsake the small obedience in front of us for tasks that seem more interesting” (Scott Hubbard, “Do Not Despise the Day of Small Things,” Desiring God, April 10, 2021,