You must catch the troubling foxes,those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship.For they raid our budding vineyard of love to ruin what I’ve planted within you. Will you catch them and remove them for me? We will do it together. Song of Solomon 2:15 (TPT)
Today’s devotion is edifying. It reveals to us what our biggest hindranceus from experiencing the fullness in our relationship with Christ. It is not the big things, surprisingly its the luttle things.
King Solomon typifies thing little habits with sly little foxes. A fox is a metaphor, or it is symbolic of- Subtlety: Deception; cunning; also, a con man; false prophet; wicked leader; hidden sin (as in “foxes have holes,” i.e., they hide). As todays theme verse reads …Take us the foxes, the little foxes [subtle deception of the enemy or secret sins], that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes (Songof Solomon 2:15).
And he said unto them,Go ye,and tell that fox
[Herod,the sly, wicked king],Behold,I cast out
devils… (Luke 13:32).
O Israel,thy prophets are like the foxes in the
deserts.They have seen vanity and lying divination,saying,The Lord saith:and the Lord
hath not sent them:and they have made others to
hope that they would confirm the word (Ezekiel 13:4,6)
You know, most times because its a little thing we tend not to take it seriously. We often dismiss little things without considering it’s accumulative consequences, only to finally result to our detriment.
I personally have been a victim of this. Today I replaced my phone’s screen protector and I recently bought a new phone cover. I don’t know why but it feels like I have a new phone because of this little chances. To think that I have been postponing this little things that absolutely chance my entire experience of using my phone. This incident reminded me that my phone is amazing despite the chipping and cracking screen protector and the old bet up phone cover. All I had to do is change the little thing and it changed the experience of using my phone.
I think we should apply the same principle with the little things we keep doing be it our thinking pattern or how we spend time or maybe how we talk to people about people.
Meditate on: Songs of Solomon 2:15