CATCH THAT FOX!

2015-02-21_17.32.42“Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom,” (Song of Solomon 2:15).

It’s the little foxes that spoil the vine. The little foxes are the “Little sins” that some of us refer to as “secret sins, however, these so call secret sins can be detrimental to the Christians’ walk. First of all let me explain, sin is not hidden from God. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. He does not view our sins as small or large, with God “sin is SIN.” He judges all sin and there are consequences that follow.

The Song of Solomon, Chapter Two, tells of a story of two lovers, and according to the Pulpit Exposition, “This is the vine dresser’s ditty, in accord with Shulamith’s experience as the keeper of a vineyard, aims at her love relation. The vineyards, beautiful with fragrant blossoms, point to her covenant of love, and the foxes, the little foxes, which might destroy those united vineyards, point to all the great and little enemies and adverse circumstances which threaten to gnaw and destroy love in the blossom were it to reach the ripeness of full enjoyment.” – Delitzsch

“The foxes, or little jackals, were very numerous in Palestine (Judg. 15:4; Lam. 5:18; Neh. 4:3). The little jackals were seldom more than fifteen inches high. There would be nothing unsuitable in the address to a maiden to help to catch such small animals. The idea of the song is, Let us all join in taking them. Some think that Shulamith is inviting the king to call his attendants to the work. But when two lovers thus approach one another. However, the words being viewed, the typical meaning can scarcely be missed. The idea of clearing the vineyards of predators well suits the general import of the poem. ‘Let the blossoming love of the soul be without injury and restraint. Let the rising faith and affection be carefully guarded.’ Both individuals and communities do well to think of the little foxes that spoil the vines. They eat only grapes (fruit); not the vine flowers; but they need to be driven out in time before the grape is ripe. She had failed in watchfulness before (S. of Sol. 1:6); now when converted, she is the more jealous of subtle sins.” – James-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

I was in search of a deeper message behind the saying, “It’s the little foxes that spoil the vine.” My search started off with a social media post that I wrote three weeks ago. I used the picture that read, “What Does The Fox Say?” as my punch line for my post. But, I put a little spin on the meaning of the phrase. I decided to elaborate on it from a biblical aspect.  In my introduction I started with “I don’t know what the fox said, but Jesus said, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nest; but the Son of man has no where to lay his head,” (Matt. 8:20).  (See IG post here)

After posting it on social media, at that time, I was only partially satisfied with what I had written. I felt that there had to be a much deeper meaning behind the message “little foxes that spoil the vine.” But, I didn’t immediately seek to search it out, I placed it on my to do list for the future. But, the Holy Spirit didn’t. The Holy Spirit knows all things, and according to John 14:26, God sent the Holy Spirit to teach all things. He is the Spirit of Truth, and now was the time for the truth of the matter about the “Little Foxes!”

2015-02-16_18.37.03A week ago, on social media, a popular gospel artist posted an invitation for all to call in and join him on an early morning prayer line that he was hosting . The subject was, “Intimacy with God.” Intimacy is something that God requires from His children.” I felt led to share this word with you since you weren’t there! (Continue to Page 2)


13 thoughts on “CATCH THAT FOX!

    1. Hi Katrina! I agree with your comment. To be a follower of Christ means that we are to follow His ways. He was obedient to His calling and He is our example for living an abundant Christian life. Disobedience can definitely cause us more trouble than we ever bargained for. We must be mindful of the choices that we make.

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  1. Sis all I can say is God is Great! Connecting with you was a blessing in itself, but to see how God is using you through His Word and Spirit is the added plus. This was a remarkable post and needs to be shared everywhere and with everyone. i have just posted this blog on every medium I am involved in and I will continue to support you and the work you are doing for the Kingdom. As I prayed and believed over your life, this new anointing that will explode will bring you into arenas you have yet to imagine and God is going to use you mightily! So proud of you.

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    1. Hello Luis. First of all, “Thank You” for your kind words. You are a powerful force in God’s Kingdom. You have an anointing that sets flames afire and souls are touched and a change takes place. I am very blessed to have crossed paths with you. Most of all thank you for your obedience to Christ, and for hosting the prayer line. That day changed my life and gave me a testimony. God bless you man of God.

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  2. What a powerful, truthful, timely message Jeanie… What’s crazy is I listen to Carter Conlon every Sunday, along with a few others, after finishing Sundays message I was looking for ones I might be missed and this was one of them I listened to Sunday, then Chelisse mentioned it to me… God is amazing huh? He guides His people to what He has to say, this is just one of His many creative ways… Thank you so much for your time, effort, and faithfulness, God’s hand is upon you! May we never sacrifice truth for political correctness or to sugar coat God’s life giving truth because we know it’s the FULL TRUTH that sets the captives FREE! Thank you for your courage and boldness Jeanie, this is what’s in my heart as well, may we March forward in unity spreading TRUTH to all that are lost, sick, or seeking hope and life in Jesus mighty name! This world is in the shape it’s in because TRUTH has fallen in the streets… We, by His Spirit and power have been commissioned to change that! Not our will Lord, but yours be done! Amen! You’re a blessing to us all sis! Blessings, prayers, and love always!

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    1. Hi Jason. Thank you for taking the time to read my article, and thank you for your kind words. I appreciate the love and support that you always share with me. I am totally blown away by your comment. My eyes are welling up with tears. You have a powerful anointing on you that whenever I read your writings, or if you leave a comment for me, you touch my heart in a powerful and a positive way. I appreciate you my friend. May God continue to use you and bless you for your dedication and hard work in His Kingdom. 🙂

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