One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in very much (Luke 16:10).Every day of our lives we are faced with little decisions, they seem insignificant at the time, but in the end they plot the course of our life. Our tendency is to think the opposite. We evaluate our lives on the big decisions, but the problem is that by the time we realize we are making bad decisions it is already too late.
Adultery is the result of lustful thoughts. Lustful thoughts are not the result of adultery. Pornography, the second look, and wondering thoughts all lead to adultery. In fact, they are the foundation of adultery. Every time that these "small" actions remain unjudged is another step down the road of adultery.
Lying seems innocuous at first, but it ends in self-delusion. At first lying is about not offending people, then it is about being in a difficult situation, then it is about it not being a big deal, and finally it is our reality. What starts off as deceiving others ends up deceiving ourselves. The more that we deny what we know to be true, the less we know is true. It is not a coincidence that our generation finds that truth is relative. We live in a world of lies. Self-delusion is the opiate of the masses. Each and every lie becomes the fabric of our world.
Wanting what our neighbour has seems innocuous but produces avarice. Being unsatisfied is usually the result of satisfying all of our wants, because there will always be one thing more thing that we want. Without realizing we eventually make every decision based on what we want to do, instead of what we should do.
However, if we live each and every day consistently, being careful not to lie, lust, want etc... but remain faithful being content in truth and love, we will see the result we desire, healthy marriages, healthy relationships, and most importantly a better understanding and love for God. Our "boring" day-to-day lives matter, because it is where we find God.
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other (Luke 16:13)