November 29

Little Pests

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Still 'fine-tuning' our process. You can get to the original article HERE

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE is a reprint from the blog of reverend Kevin Rogers of New Song Church in Windsor, Ontario and is reproduced here for your convenience. You can visit the his blog called "The Orphan Age" HERE.

 


In ancient literature, wild animals were often used to
represent problems that could separate lovers. For example, Egyptian love songs
used crocodiles to picture a threat to romantic love. In Israel, crocodiles
were not common, but foxes were
.[1]

 

 

Song of Solomon 2:

15 Catch
the foxes for us. The little foxes, that ruin the vineyards while our vineyards
are in blossom.”

 

 

The lover here gives verse to the idea that the little foxes
are the sneaky pests that avoid detection and will sneak in to ruin the good
thing that is growing. In our relationships, it can be the littlest things that
sneak in to ruin the love between us.

 

Gossip, resentment, jealousy, and pride usually start small
but can have an escalating influence over us.

 

In order to have a healthy marriage, friendship, work team
or church we must look for and prevent the little foxes from destroying the
big, beautiful love and shared vision. Little foxes can even eat away at your
connection to Jesus, the true vine of the vineyard.

 

If you have ever had bed bugs or cockroaches, you know that
you have to do something big to eliminate these tiny pests. The worst thing you
can do is ignore an infestation and hope that it will go away.

 

We must declare war on our little foxes.

 

And don’t let the bed bugs bite…

 

 


See also....
From A High Calling To A Humble Response


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Inspiration, Israel, Rev Kevin Rogers


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