Thursday, February 6, 2014
Beware of the Little Foxes
"Catch us the foxes,
The little foxes that spoil the vines,
For our vines have tender grapes."
Song of Solomon 2:15
Just what ARE the "little foxes that spoil the vines"?
Little words that cut deep...sarcastic remarks that aren't really funny and tend to undermine and cause feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and lack of confidence...
Little fears that create instability, jealousy, wariness...
Little seeds of doubt planted by the enemy of our souls that take root and drive us away from the truth...
Little disruptions to our peace, quiet, calmness of heart...
Little thoughts that seep into our minds and take up residence in our hearts...
Yes, Beware of the Little Foxes that creep up on us when we least expect them
and take up residence...
and steal away our joy.
Most of all...be careful not to become a "little fox" in someone else's life...
Let us watch what we say and what we do
Lest we spoil another's vine
and steal away their joy.
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God;
and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God."
I John 4:7
These "little foxes" were "captured" on my night cam in my front yard. They look
pretty harmless...but we must never forget just how sly and devious a "little fox" can be, and be careful not to let them take up residence in our homes. (hearts).