Better The End Than The Beginning Of A Thing

Kingdom Grace Media
4 min readMay 29, 2024

“The end of a thing is better than its beginning” Ecclesiastes 7:8

Some verses about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, describe his beginning and end.

Isaiah 53:3 (NKJV) 3 He is despised and rejected by men,

A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;

He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Would you see the end?

Hebrews 10:12–13 (NKJV) 12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool.

1 John 4:17 (NKJV) 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.

You must bear the cross if you want to wear the crown; you must wade through the mire to walk the golden pavement. Cheer up, then, poor Christian.

Look at that crawling worm; how contemptible its appearance is! It represents the beginning of something. Now, observe that insect with beautiful wings, frolicking in the sunlight, sipping from the flower blossoms, brimming with happiness and life; that is the end result. That caterpillar represents yourself until you are enclosed in the chrysalis of death. But when Christ appears, you will be like him because you will see him as he is (1 John 3:2). Be content to be like him, a worm and not a man, so that like him, you may be satisfied when you wake up in his likeness. That rough-looking diamond is put upon the wheel of the lapidary. He cuts it on all sides. It loses much that seemed costly to itself. The king is crowned; the diadem is put upon the monarch’s head with a trumpet’s joyful sound. A glittering ray flashes from that coronet, and it beams from that very diamond which was just now so sorely vexed by the lapidary. You may venture to compare yourself to such a diamond, for you are one of God’s people; this is the time of the cutting process. Let faith and patience have their perfect work (James 1:4), for in the day when the crown shall be set upon the head of the King, Eternal, Immortal, Invisible (1 Timothy 1:17), one ray of glory shall stream from you.

Malachi 3:17 (NKJV) 17 “They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts,

“On the day that I make them My jewels.

Despise not the small beginning but focus on what God will do in the end.

Zechariah 4:10 (NKJV) 10 For who has despised the day of small things?

For these seven rejoice to see

The plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel.

They are the eyes of the LORD,

Which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.”

When you lay your hand on small things, they shall increase and prosper in your hands. Even though people may despise your small beginning, do not despise it or yourself. Instead, focus on God, who will bless and increase any endeavour you engage in.

Psalms 119:141 (NKJV) 141 I am small and despised,

Yet I do not forget Your precepts.

Remember the small and the little when presenting them to God; God will make them a strong nation and convert them to thousands.

Isaiah 60:22 (NKJV) A little one shall become a thousand,

And a small one a strong nation.

I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time.”

Remember this: it is God who hastens things, in His own time, not in yours. Anything that starts small, when committed to God and accompanied by the necessary price and sacrifice, will greatly increase in the end.

Job 8:7 (NKJV) 7 Though your beginning was small,

Yet your latter end would increase abundantly.

Let’s learn from Jesus, who focused on the crown rather than the suffering, and thus endured the cross. Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV) 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

In conclusion, I return to our opening scripture: “The end of a thing is better than its beginning.”

Now, pray that God will help you not to despise small beginnings. May God grace you to end well in all your endeavours; as the word of God says, “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.” Lord, help me to start small and end well, rather than starting small, doing well or great, and ending badly. Have mercy on me, Lord. Help me to finish strong and well in life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Gilbert Magomere Ayieko