“Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.”
(Song of Solomon 2:15 NKJV)

Where I grew up we had a grape vine and I remember waiting for the grapes to ripen but often to my disappointment animals would steal the young grapes before they fully developed. In ancient times vineyards had protective walls around them to keep out the animals that would harm the grapes but there was always the threat of small foxes slipping through the walls. If the vineyard was not closely watched as the new fruit was developing the foxes would destroy the fruit before it was harvested. Sometimes little foxes slip into our thoughts to spoil the good spiritual fruit that the Lord wants to develop in our lives. (Gal 5:22) The little foxes can represent fears, worries or doubts that are contrary to the promises found in God’s holy Word. The little foxes of bitterness, pride and unforgiveness stunt our spiritual growth. Little foxes run fast and are difficult to catch. Taking every thought captive immediately and making it obedient to Christ will ensure a good spiritual harvest.(2 Cor 10:5) Catch us the foxes.

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