The Little Foxes



We’ve got a mouse in the house!

I came down my steps in the morning and saw signs that a mouse had gotten into my dog’s food and had a field day spreading that food all over the floor. He/she left some droppings as well. I don’t like mice and especially in my house!

So set the traps we did!   We covered as much ground as we thought necessary to catch this unwanted critter. When I say “we”, I really mean “he”. I’m not going to go near a trap full or empty of a mouse! Thank God for my husband!

This little incident got me to thinking about a verse in the Bible. It is from the Songs of Solomon 2:15 “Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.”

Sometimes it’s the little things that can turn into big things if we don’t nip them in the bud (catch them right away). Little things can be a variety of things.

Maybe it’s that sweet tooth that rears its ugly head daily around 4:00pm.

Maybe it’s that one potato chip that will probably lead to needing to finish the entire bag in one sitting. Maybe it’s that glass of wine that gives you that nagging feeling because you know alcoholism runs high in your family line. Perhaps it’s overspending…at first by just a little and then it gets bigger and bigger.

I know God has been telling me in my life to catch the little foxes now. Set the trap. Go after them with gusto before they grow and become a real problem. Why would I want to destroy the vineyard that God has in bloom. I don’t want to destroy it, but I know someone that does. He is the enemy of our very soul and will do anything and everything to trap us and waste us.

Let us not be neglectful, but sensitive to God’s leading in our lives.

We need to pay attention to the little things, the details, the humdrum of our lives. It all counts…it all matters.

I haven’t caught my mouse yet…but I will be vigilant about setting the traps until he is no more! May we do the same with the “little foxes” in our lives.


Song of Solomon 2:15

“Catch for us the little foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.”

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