Reading from the Book of Song of Solomon 2:15-16
15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies
Solomon uses rich and unusual imagery to portray the love between a man and a woman in marriage. In Song of Solomon the married couple share a oneness that can be found in no other relationship.
Tucked away in the midst of the romance of the Song of Soloman is an extremly valuable piece of wisdom for everyday life. It is the "little foxes" that spoil the vine. What this means is that people's lives are typically not destroyed by what we would consider "big' issues, but by a series of smaller, seemingly insignificant choices or compromises.
Watch the "little foxes" in your life. Forgive even the most minor offense so that your heart stays clean, do not cut corners in your finaces or on the job when you think no one else will notice, do not expose yourself to ungodly influences, thinking, 'It won't hurt me if I do it just this once'. Little things add up to big things, and before you know it, "little foxes" can ruin a strong, healthy vine.