little leaven & little foxes:
Over these past few days, maybe even a week, the Lord brought me to the Song of Solomon. And I am not talking about the cute lovey dovey parts, but the reminder of the warnings of the little foxes.
“Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.”- Song of Solomon 2:15
This scripture seems to make a lot of sense, when you’re in a relationship rather is dating, familial, or whatever… it the little things they do that we love and cherish. The special attention to detail to even the most teensy weensy things. Or in this case can cause great harm.
For example, if you’re here and let’s say your job is washing clothes. One day you are washing clothes and for a client and you forgot the detergent at home so you decide to use a bar of soap. You know your client prefers detergent, but what ever who would know the difference? Then one day all over the city the water goes out due to a storm and you loose business for three days. Are you to blame God for the storm and your lost wages? The government for not warning you? Or when you did have clean water and didn’t use it properly could this be the result of that?
Or in relative terms, you are having to wake up early for work. You set your alarm for 6:45, and BAM it’s time to get up! Feeling tired after last night’s movie, you hit the snooze button. I mean, that why you set it for 6:45 and not 7 right? Then 15 minutes go by, and you’re still tired. Snooze again. then 7 minutes and then another 5. Before you know it’s 7:30! You wake up in a panic having to quickly get dress, wash your face & brush your teeth, sprinting out the door the car. As you switch on your favorite gospel station, you soon realized you forgot to pray, and the night before the movie you planned on starting the Gospels.
Now I’m not saying that God is hovering over us and is inspecting every inch & every detail and right when we slip up BAM we are slapped with misfortunes. What I am saying is that although the little things sometimes feel sooooo good in that moment (like sleep…YAS SLEEP), they may come with a great cost. Or even the little things we don’t even notice….almost subconsciously. Be careful and get rid of the little foxes. A little leaven goes a long way.
Here is a little angel Berhane, and her mom’s friend Tsiga
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