He will bless those who fear the Lord, small and great alike. (Psalm 115:13)
Regardless of whether you see yourself today as great or small, God has a blessing for all those who fear Him . . . who revere Him . . . who love Him with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. In the eyes of the Lord, size matters not, for His blessings are poured out upon all, small and great alike!
What a word of encouragement this is for many of us! We, who are the small in the kingdom—small in talent . . . small in gifting . . . small in influence . . . small in possessions . . . small even in faith—are treated just as the great are, for our God will bless all those who fear Him. Our size matters not.
The woman who had hemorrhaged for twelve years had small faith—only enough to reach and touch the hem of Christ’s garment—and she was completely healed in an instant (Luke 8:44). The little boy with five loaves and two fish had a small lunch indeed. But in the hands of Jesus, it was blessed and fed over 5,000 (John 6:8-11). Zacchaeus was so small in stature that he had to climb a tree just to see the Lord, who was pressed in on all sides by the crowd. Yet Jesus called Zacchaeus down out of the tree and into ministry for the kingdom (Luke 19:5).
Where does this message find you today? Perhaps you are small in faith, small in possessions, or even small in stature? Oh, beloved, you may feel like you are among the least of the people of God, but let me encourage you to set your heart upon serving Him, for our God will bless all those who fear Him, regardless of their stature!
Today’s verse confirms that there are, indeed, both small and great among the Lord. Some are mature and others are babes. Some are abounding with talent and others have no obvious gift. But all are blessed, simply because they are His, and all have been given gifts to use for the benefit of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:7-11). The same Lord went to the cross for both the small and the great alike. The same precious blood has washed them both clean. Even now, His intercession is made equally for both small and great.
I’d like to make one final point about our verse today, and if you will but meditate upon what I am about to say, I promise that you will receive a double portion of the Lord’s blessings. We know that the Scriptures tell us that God is no respecter of persons and shows no partiality to anyone. But in my simplistic way of looking at things, if there would be any preference in the mind of our Great High Priest, notice that He does not set the order in the verse as “great and small,” but rather “small and great.” Let that truth set you free today!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!