Friday, June 10, 2016

"Catch us the little foxes,  The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes."   {Song of Solomon 2:15}

I have heard it said that the little foxes are those little irritating things that get under our skin, and bite us. My class recently studied Song of Solomon, and we found that this verse in context is perhaps about keeping distractions away from budding love. It is said to be spoken by her brothers who didn't want anything to distract the beloved from her relationship with the King.

I believe we can take some liberty here, and look at it from our perspective. Jesus came to save us, but He loved us long before He came to earth. His love is not based on performance, as if we could do anything that would merit His love.

 This book in the Bible is about marital love, which shines to present God's unforgettable, pure, and everlasting love for us. The intimacy in marriage is a picture of the love God has for us. This is perhaps the single most important reason that Christian marriages need to shine more brightly today than ever before.

 May our words be seasoned with grace, that we may always know what to say, or not say, as the spirit leads.  {This is  based on Colossians 4:6.} If you are married, pray with your spouse for both of you to shine with the love of God, in word and deed. If you are not married, shine with the love of God, because the lover of your soul is here for you and He wants to pour out His love on you now!

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