Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards,
while our vineyards are in blossom.
Song of Solomon 2:15
Have you ever noticed how little problems grow into big issues if not addressed?
A friend of mine had some annoying little problems in his business. Because he did not want to rock the boat, he chose not to address them. Within a year, the little foxes had grown into big elephants. Tragically, what he could have successfully dealt with early on became an overwhelming nightmare with huge repercussions.
God’s word is clear: Deal with the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards.
If little foxes are left unchecked, they become HUGE problems. Many marriages have ended in bitter divorce because the husband and wife swept things under the rug and did not deal with the little problems and hurts along the way. Many people have lost the anointing and power of God because they did not deal with the little foxes of resentment, compromise and subtle rebellion.
WHAT LITTLE FOX IS EATING YOUR VINEYARD?
When you really look at your life, is there an area where you see the little foxes running around? Is there some little sin that you have given a place in your heart? Maybe it is a little bit of bitterness because someone hurt your feelings (or hurt a friend’s feelings)… and you are just not willing to let it go. Maybe it is a little bit of sexual immorality (impure thoughts and actions). Maybe it is a little bit of compromise with the world. You are doing things that you know are wrong and going places you know do not please God. Mark it down: If you let the little foxes go unchecked, they will bring destruction, misery and chains.
The time is now to deal with the little foxes before they grow into big elephants. Go to the person you are bitter towards and get things right with them. Address the issues in your marriage that are causing you hurt and pain. Go to God with your secret sins and expose them to the light of His love.
God has saved us to live in victory… but victory will not be realized if we allow little sins to foul and fester. Do you believe that? If so, go out and catch a fox.
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Jeff Schreve is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Texarkana, Texas. He and his wife Debbie have been married for almost 20 years and are blessed with three wonderful girls.
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