What the big things are to mankind is not what the big things are to God. What the world esteems and is impressed by is nothing compared to the glory that God gets through even the weakest saint honoring Him in the midst of severe trials.
You see the big things with God are not the big things with man. That’s not what impresses God. What is it to Him? What’s a World War to God? Nothing. Compared to the glory, the exquisite Glory, that He can get, from some little emaciated woman, who’s talking to some big shot commander. He uses the foolish things, He uses the weak things. To confound the mighty and confound the wise. The really big things with God are not what the world would call big things, or even what a Christian might think are big things.
The really big things, are when some unknown Christian in this group tonight, when your alone and nobody knows. Nobody will ever know, by the grace of God you resist temptation, that’s a big thing. That’s big! When God takes someone, who’s been a slave of sin all their life, and can make it so they can resist temptation, and serve Him, that’s BIG ! That’s incredibly big.
The big things are when a Christian husband sees his young bride wasting away with cancer, and all of his prayers for healing unanswered, and he continues to believe God and glorify God, that’s a BIG THING!
A big thing is when a christian father stands at the grave site of unconverted daughter, and gives glory to God for being true and faithful. That’s a BIG THING.
It’s bigger than all the big stuff in the eyes of the world. It’s a big thing when some unknown saint perseveres year after year, when it seems that everything is falling apart outwardly. That is seems that God is not true and faithful, and that dear saint, stands firm and continues to persevere, and serve her Lord and glorify Him, that’s a big thing.
Beloved someday its all going to come to light, and then we’ll understand. What the big things are. Holy, Holy, Holy though the darkness hide thee. A lot of times it does. Though the eye of sinful man, thy glory may not see.
The weakness of God; the foolishness of God. Isn’t that a lovely thing? Isn’t that a wise thing? Isn’t that a powerful thing? “Bind unbelief is sure to error. And scan his works in vain. God is his own interpreter, He will make it plain.” One day we’ll see the glory, and the beauty and perfection of it all. One more verse. Before I close, John 12:23,24 Jesus says, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” Oh, the resurrection. No, He’s not talking about the resurrection. He’s talking about the crucifixion. The very next verse: “Except a grain of wheat fall on the ground and die, it abides alone.” That’s what He’s talking about. “The hour has come.” Do you remember Christ always saying? “My hour has not yet come. The hour has not yet come.” Now He says, “The hour has come.” What? The crucifixion. For the Son of Man to be glorified. What do you mean Lord? He means that there on the Cross, there is a glory that can not be seen anywhere else in all of history! When I survey the wondrous cross, on which the Prince of Glory died. My richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride. The wondrous cross. You see there is a glory there, that’s hidden from the eyes of sinful men. But for those who have eyes to see, the greatest glory that ever was, was there on the cross.