Scientists now say that a series of slits, not a giant gash, sank the Titanic. The opulent, 900-foot cruise ship sank in 1912 on its first voyage, from England to New York. Fifteen hundred people died in the worst maritime disaster of the time. The most widely held theory was that the ship hit an iceberg, which opened a huge gash in the side of the liner. But an international team of divers and scientists recently used sound waves to probe the wreckage, buried in the mud under two-and-a-half miles of water. Their discovery? The damage was surprisingly small. Instead of the huge gash, they found six relatively narrow slits across the six watertight holds (USA Today, April 9, 1997).
Think about it, small damage, and invisible to most, can sink not only a great ship but can sink one’s spiritual life as well. Some confused and misguided souls assert, “We do not sweat the small stuff.” Beloved, it is the small things that can pile up and do us great damage – and can eventually sink our spiritual ship. Therefore, we need to give attention to details – even the small ones.
James said, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is become guilty of all” (Jam. 2:10) – details are important. There are hundreds of Old Testament examples that emphasizes the importance of concern for details (e.g. Lev. 10:1-2; cf. 2 Sam. 6:6-7 with Num. 4:15).
Friends, give attention – even to the small things.
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