Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, while our vineyards are in blossom.
Song of Solomon 2:15
Have you ever noticed how little problems grow into big issues if not addressed?
A friend of mine had some annoying little problems in his business. Because he did not want to rock the boat, he chose not to address them. Within a year, the little foxes had grown into big elephants. Tragically, what he could have successfully dealt with early on became an overwhelming nightmare with huge repercussions.
God’s word is clear: Deal with the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards.
If little foxes are left unchecked, they become HUGE problems. Many marriages have ended in bitter divorce because the husband and wife swept things under the rug and did not deal with the little problems and hurts along the way. Many people have lost the anointing and power of God because they did not deal with the little foxes of resentment, compromise and subtle rebellion.
WHAT LITTLE FOX IS EATING YOUR VINEYARD?
When you really look at your life, is there an area where you see the little foxes running around? Is there some little sin that you have given a place in your heart? Maybe it is a little bit of bitterness because someone hurt your feelings (or hurt a friend’s feelings)… and you are just not willing to let it go. Maybe it is a little bit of sexual immorality (impure thoughts and actions). Maybe it is a little bit of compromise with the world. You are doing things that you know are wrong and going places you know do not please God. Mark it down: If you let the little foxes go unchecked, they will bring destruction, misery and chains.
The time is now to deal with the little foxes before they grow into big elephants. Go to the person you are bitter towards and get things right with them. Address the issues in your marriage that are causing you hurt and pain. Go to God with your secret sins and expose them to the light of His love.
God has saved us to live in victory… but victory will not be realized if we allow little sins to foul and fester. Do you believe that? If so, go out and catch a fox.
Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries
Dr. Jeff Schreve believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you. From His Heart provides real truth, love and hope on over 700 radio stations each day, in 182 countries each week on TV, and is always available online. Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All donations go to furthering the broadcast outreach. As a listener/viewer supported ministry, we thank you for joining with us to help speak the truth in love to a lost and hurting world. Go to www.fromhisheart.org for more information.
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