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Cute Little Foxes

Posted: Tuesday, September 6

Pastor Stephanie Humpa // Care Ministries Pastor

Pastor Stephanie Humpa // Care Ministries Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Song of Solomon 1:1-4:16
2 Corinthians 8:16-24
Psalm 50:1-23
Proverbs 22:22-23 

 

Verse of the day:

Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming! (Song of Solomon 2:15)


Josh and I recently moved to Cudahy. This past week there has been a lot of talk in our new community about a little fox family that has made Cudahy their home. Many of the residents have grown fond of this little fox family while others have felt their presence is a danger and that they need to relocated. This has created quite the buzz on our community social media page.  There are a LOT of strong feelings about these little foxes and I can see why! They are small, they are cute, and they look harmless but they do pose a danger.

 

 

Foxes are natural diggers. It is their nature to dig holes to create dens to raise their young, but it is also their nature to dig tunnels in your gardens. These tunnels are often never used once they are dug out and can wreak havoc on your efforts to grow anything.  This fox behavior is what we are being warned of in Song of Solomon. This digging stunts all growth. We all have to watch out for “little foxes” in our lives.  They show up in the form of something that looks cute and harmless but left to roam around in the garden of our lives they stunt our spiritual growth and our relationships. 

 

 

These foxes may look different for each of us but some examples are too much time on the phone and internet, being busy, selfish attitudes, too much leisure time (laziness), lustful thoughts, unwholesome entertainment choices, an untamed tongue, and thelist could go on and on.  On the outside we may not immediately see the damage these little foxes are doing but they are digging beneath the surface and killing potential growth.  Have you caught all the little foxes in your life? Are there any left roaming freely that you have become attached to? If so it’s time to deal with them today!