Small Things God Uses

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Exodus 4:2

The Lord asked him, “What is that in your hand?”“A staff,” he replied.

Judges 15:15

He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, reached out his hand, took it, and killed 1,000 men with it.

1 Samuel 17:40

Instead, he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the wadi and put them in the pouch, in his shepherd’s bag. Then, with his sling in his hand, he approached the Philistine.

1 Kings 17:12

But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I don’t have anything baked—only a handful of flour in the jar and a bit of oil in the jug. Just now, I am gathering a couple of sticks in order to go prepare it for myself and my son so we can eat it and die.”

1 Kings 18:44

On the seventh time, he reported, “There’s a cloud as small as a man’s hand coming from the sea.”Then Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Get your chariot ready and go down so the rain doesn’t stop you.’”

Zechariah 4:10

For who scorns the day of small things? These seven eyes of the Lord, which scan throughout the whole earth, will rejoice when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”

Matthew 13:32

It’s the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it’s taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches.”

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world—what is viewed as nothing—to bring to nothing what is viewed as something, so that no one can boast in His presence.

2 Timothy 2:20-22

Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver bowls, but also those of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. So if anyone purifies himself from anything dishonorable, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work. Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

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Power » Small things God uses » God's instrument case

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

Instead, God has chosen the world's foolish things to shame the wise, and God has chosen the world's weak things to shame the strong. God has chosen the world's insignificant and despised things-the things viewed as nothing-so He might bring to nothing the things that are viewed as something, so that no one can boast in His presence.

Power » Small things God uses » Five smooth stones

1 Samuel 17:40

Instead, he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the wadi and put them in the pouch, in his shepherd’s bag. Then, with his sling in his hand, he approached the Philistine.

Power » Small things God uses » Small things

Zechariah 4:10

For who scorns the day of small things? These seven eyes of the Lord, which scan throughout the whole earth, will rejoice when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”

Power » Small things God uses » A handful of meal and a little oil

1 Kings 17:12

But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I don’t have anything baked—only a handful of flour in the jar and a bit of oil in the jug. Just now, I am gathering a couple of sticks in order to go prepare it for myself and my son so we can eat it and die.”

Power » Small things God uses » A cloud the size of a man's hand

1 Kings 18:44

On the seventh time, he reported, “There’s a cloud as small as a man’s hand coming from the sea.”Then Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Get your chariot ready and go down so the rain doesn’t stop you.’”

Power » Small things God uses » The mustard seed

Matthew 13:32

It’s the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it’s taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches.”

Power » Small things God uses » A jaw-bone

Judges 15:15

He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, reached out his hand, took it, and killed 1,000 men with it.

Power » Small things God uses » Arod

Exodus 4:2

The Lord asked him, “What is that in your hand?”“A staff,” he replied.

Power » Small things God uses » Five barley loaves

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