Monday, December 20, 2021

Grou: fidelity in little things

Monday, December 20, 2021
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
    —Philippians 2:3 (NIV)
    Little things come daily, hourly, within our reach, and they are not less calculated to set forward our growth in holiness, than are the greater occasions which occur but rarely;—in some ways we may turn them to more profit, inasmuch as they do not war against humility, or tend to feed self-conceit. Moreover, fidelity in trifles, and an earnest seeking to please God in little matters, is a test of real devotion and love... Let your aim be to please our dear Lord perfectly in little things, and to attain a spirit of childlike simplicity and dependence.
    ... Jean Nicolas Grou (1731-1803), The Hidden Life of the Soul, London: Rivingtons, 1870, p. 2-3 (see the book)
    See also Phil. 2:3; Zech. 4:10; Matt. 11:25; Luke 18:16-17; 2 Cor. 1:12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me the child-like heart.
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