The little foxes that are ruining the vineyards. What are your little foxes?
Song of Solomon 2:15 reads: "Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, while our vineyards are blossoming." Foxes were known in the ancient world for destroying vineyards. My experience with foxes is that they cherish fruit that is juicy. The foxes I have cared for love watermelons and sliced apples, even bananas. They need the moisture as a rule. My rescued foxes go to the lake at least twice a day to drink fresh water. Mother foxes train the fox pups about the need for water. However, there are deeper thoughts here! Sometimes life is so hectic that it feels like we are frantically chasing the little foxes that are robbing us of our divine focus, our time, and God's calling for our lives. The little foxes is a great description because they come from all directions with swiftness. There is no way we can handle the assaults with our own power. We need to cling to the Lord Jesus Christ! He is our sufficiency in these hectic times. Note that these assaults come during the blossoming of the vineyards. We must learn to rest in the Lord and let Him be our rescuer! Meditate and pray about these things. The reality of these words shows forth around Christmas for sure. Can you identify your little foxes today?