Devotion with the kids this morning centered around Song of Songs 2:15. It says, ” Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.”
I know we usually look at this book as one for lovers, but it got me thinking about our relationships on a broader spectrum. Familial relationships, friendships, church relationships, and most importantly, our relationship with God. The scripture can apply to all.
God placed us in relationships for a reason; right from the get-go, He noted that it is not good for man to be alone. That statement, too, transcends the marital relationship. This is just one of the reasons why relationships are important. We are wired to need one another.
Yet, how often have we allowed the little foxes to devastate our relationships gradually? Let me attempt to name a few because time and space will not permit more. The little foxes of misunderstandings, unforgiveness, intolerance, impatience, anger, strife, selfishness, gossip, rudeness, pettiness, etc. Feel free to add on.
Many productive, important and necessary relationships have been destroyed because someone failed to catch the little foxes when they started their destructive work; someone turned a blind eye, another felt too big to say sorry; someone actually nurtured a little fox till it became unwieldy and difficult to handle.
I implore you today to be the fox catcher; be the watchdog over your relationships, and look out for these little foxes. Catch them early. Don’t let them fester, and don’t let them grow. Start catching them today! The earlier, the better.
Love, Lady Mo ❤️