Better is the Little
Better is the little of the righteous.
Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.
All the glory, praises and honor be to the Holy Father in Jesus’ precious name!
The subject verse brings before us the paucity and the abundance that could be in our lives. The Bible says, the fear of the Lord brings many good values in our lives. Truly, those who fear God shall walk in His righteousness. Though everyone seeks to have aplenty in their lives, but the little of a righteous person is more fulfilling. For the righteous are more content with what they have. Moreover, as the following verse says, the righteous eats enough to satisfy their hunger, while the stomach of the wicked shall always want more. Likewise, the righteous are content of their possessions, while the eyes of the wicked look out for the fleeting things.
‘ The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.’Proverbs 13:25 ESV
Very importantly, the Psalmist says that the abundance of many wicked is nothing compared to the little of the righteous. The righteous children of God are always better off with their scantiness. For it is the Almighty who fills their hearts with peace, joy and happiness even in their little. And Lord Jesus himself is the source of their contentment. For they always set their eyes on the Lord for all their needs rather than depending upon the people.
‘But godliness with contentment is great gain, ‘1 Timothy 6:6 ESV
As the above verse says, godliness with contentment is a great gain for us. Therefore, let us walk in the way of our Lord and with the said contentment to gain what is eternal.
Be blessed in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.