Friday, July 04, 2008


"…the little foxes, that spoil the vines…" Song of Solomon 2:15

The "little foxes" that spoil the vine may be so little that only the eagles' eye can detect them. Regardless, they gnaw away at the vine of character and of trustworthiness.

Jacob was plagued with these "little foxes," prior to his wrestling match with God. His every thought and action had a personal agenda which profited him in some way. He had to win all the arguments, have the last word, and be at the front of the line, regardless of where it was going.

A person plagued with these "little foxes" may not be aware of them. They might not tell an out-and-out lie but they will embellish the story, misstate the facts and omit information, which does not promote them. Their little fits of temper, their tendency to place blame on others, and their superficial attempt to "out fox" you by promoting themselves betray them. These people are too draining to indulge, too clever to be trusted and too dangerous to ignore. They too need a wrestling match with Jacob's God in order to rid themselves of these "little foxes"

By Ken Blue

1 comment:

Jerry Bouey said...

Great post. I usually think of the little foxes as the small sins we allow into our lives or the little compromises we justify - but this is a great application as well. God bless.