I was going to say "I think it means that all things come to those that wait".
but googling I came across this.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- THOUGH the mills of God grind slowly, Yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience he stands waiting, With exactness grinds he all.
Which means that no matter how long it takes, he who needs to be punished will be punished. God watches all, and the day of reckoning will come.
Does this help.
Edited to say its not an expression I've ever used, nor ever heard used. (That's not to say though that it isn't popular somewhere else).
Very cheerful... I usually hear it used where someone's misdeeds (usually, but not always, not too serious) have been discovered after a long time.Mortal, sinful "man" is the grain. Perfect flour is God's man. All imperfection must be eliminated, and no sin, evil, or error can escape the coming realization of the absolute perfection of His spiritual creation.
"Though the mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small;Though with patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all."The mills of god grind,yet they grind exceeding small
The mills of God grind slowly
Are their meaning same? Which one is more popular? Or both are used rarely?
They both mean the dark sides never have good endings?