No, this is not a blog about little fury foxes that some find to be really cute, especially when they make friends with hound dogs.
This is about relationships and the little things that can creep in and ruin them if we are not careful.
In the book of Song of Songs, Solomon says this:
Catch for us the foxes,
the little foxes
that ruin the vineyards,
our vineyards that are in bloom.
The vineyards were precious property. It represents all that is good and precious in your life.
The little foxes would come into the vineyards and destroy all. Just little cute foxes. Nobody would suspect them to do something so bad.
How would you like it if they came into your vineyard and ruined any chance of you making wine? And if Jesus made it, good wine!
The “little foxes” represent those little, subtle things that can come into a relationship and destroy.
Song of Songs is primarily about a relationship between lovers, but I think the principle can be applied to both.
Too often we let little things come into our relationships, often without knowing or thinking it could be harmful, and before we know it we have a ruined relationship on our hands.
Whether it’s not having those deep discussions before marriage about your goals and wishes; or whether it’s not being completely honest with a friend.
All of it will catch up to us in the end if we let them. So Solomon says get rid of all your “little foxes.”
Why? He goes on to say:
I am my beloved’s
and my beloved’s mine!
So we can have healthy relationships. The kind that are there for the benefit of each other; a partnership of equals.