Reflecting on the message of the prophet Zephaniah, and in particular his picutre of God searching through the streets of Jerusalem with a lamp to find out the complacent (Zeph 1:12-13) , I read this great line:
“The great causes of God and Humanity are not defeated by the hot assaults of the Devil, but by the slow, crushing, glacierlike masses of thousands and thousands of indifferent nobodies. God’s causes are never destroyed by being blown up, but by being sat upon.”
G.A.Smith, Book of the Twelve Prophets. Expositor’s Bible (1956)4:573.