God's Standard of Values
by T. Austin-Sparks
"We need to know what we mean by 'greatness' and what we mean by 'smallness'. It is quite evident, from the Scriptures which we have read, that a certain kind of appraisal, a certain kind of observation, resulted in a false judgment, which brought the people perilously near to calamity. The Lord, reading their hearts, used this word as to their attitude and their reactions - "despised"! "Despised
the day of small things." And if you look carefully into these prophecies, you will see that from God's standpoint it wasn't as small as they thought. It was an altogether different point of view about the matter."
Zech 4:10, Hag 2:3, Mal 3:16,17