As I looked at the definition to “little” (4592) I learned a couple of new words. They are not complicated and intellectual. They are just ones I have never really thought of before. I assume they are real words because my spell-check doesn’t underline them. The definition included “littleness” and “fewness.”
This implies a condition or a state of being, not an amount. It indicates how we relate to our world not how much we have accumulated. It speaks to me today of humility and a willingness to be content with what you have in life.
We are not talking about being content with starvation or privation. Most of us will never know those things so don’t go there. I am talking about the Christian attitude summed up by the apostle Paul.
(Philippians 2:3 KJV) Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.I am more familiar with this translation,
(Philippians 2:3 NAS77) Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself;So? Be a servant. It doesn’t sit well with our culture but it allows us to sit with our God.