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Be faithful in small things

If you want to change, the easiest way to do it is to change your environment. Make it so it's easy to do what you want to do and hard to fail.

Daniel and his friends did this when they were captives in Babylon. Even though they were far from home, they resolved to honor God's teaching about what to eat as if they were still in Israel.

As a result of their small faithfulness, they changed their environment, making their later accomplishments possible.

Jesus says someone who is faithful in small things can be trusted with greater things. Daniel is a good example of that principle.

For reflection, read Daniel 1.

God, help us to be faithful to you in big and small things. Thank you. Amen.