It can be easy to fall into the mindset that faithfulness in the “big” things of life is all that really matters. But faithfulness in the small things? That can seem insignificant in a culture that values celebrity platforms, personas, and power. Yet the truth is, it isn’t the perceived significance of the task or role that matters most, but rather whom it’s being done for. And when it comes to the infinite God of the universe, no act of faithfulness is “small” when done for Him. The following resources, curated by the Ligonier editorial team, address how believers can become more faithful in their daily lives and roles, all of which have great significance in God’s kingdom.
Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification by Sinclair B. Ferguson
As the Word of God transforms our minds, we are equipped to live godly lives to the glory of our Lord. Growing in our understanding of the Lord and His holiness equips us to be faithful in all things big and small. In this book, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson considers key biblical passages on holiness, giving us essential truths to guide our sanctification and to help us grow in our faithfulness.
A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin
This primer on the Christian life contains John Calvin’s teachings on prayer, self-denial, and other elements of godly living as outlined in the Institutes of the Christian Religion. It is a Christian classic that has assisted many people in their sanctification.
Duties of Christian Fellowship by John Owen
One of the ways that we can be faithful in the little things is to attend to the fellowship of the saints. This book considers the duties of Christian fellowship, exploring the responsibilities that believers have to one another.
This work by Dr. R.C. Sproul explores the key battles that Christians must fight in their sanctification. As he explores our struggle against the world, the flesh, and the devil, Dr. Sproul provides practical guidance for holy living.
God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
No matter our vocation, God exhorts us to be faithful in even the little things that make up our work. This book on the doctrine of vocation considers how God works through our faithfulness in our callings to meet the needs of others.
This article is part of the Recommended Resources collection.