The king of Israel has come out to look for a flea—as one hunts a partridge in the mountains." 1 Samuel 26:20
I think we chase after a lot of fleas!
Really think about it.
How much energy, resources, and time are devoted to issues that are really insignificant?
Think about it in terms of Christianity today.
How much money is spent on keeping people "comfortable"?
How much money is spent on making sure we can worship God how we want to? (Instead of how He wants us to)
How much time is spent on arguing over "colors" in the church?
How much time is spent on arguing who gets to use the church building, or classroom, or bus?
How many resources are devoted to answering the question why? (As opposed to just saying yes, and Amen to whatever God ask you to do.)
All the while justice, mercy and faithfulness get neglected.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. Matthew 23:23
to you literally means we have grieved God when we do this and He denounces us.
Dang, I've got to get some flea repellant!