By little and little I will drive them out from before you, until you be increased, and inherit the land.
I. IT IS THROUGH LITTLE THINGS THAT A MAN DESTROYS HIS SOUL; he fails to take note of little things, and they accumulate into great; he relaxes in little things, and thus in time loosens every bond.
II. IT IS BY LITTLE AND LITTLE THAT MEN BECOME GREAT IN PIETY. We become great in holiness through avoiding little faults, and being exact in little duties.
III. THERE IS GREAT DIFFICULTY IN LITTLE THINGS. In daily dangers and duties, in the petty anxieties of common life, in the exercise of righteous principles, in trifles — in these we must seek and find the opportunity of ejecting "by little and little" the foes we have sworn to expel from our hearts.
(H. Melvill, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.