The Little Foxes That Spoil The Vine

I started reading Charles Spurgeon’s devotional classic, Morning and Evening, recently. Today it me hard. It went after the little sins in my life.

The verse Spurgeon worked from is Song of Solomon 2:15:

Take us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines.

I was shocked at what he grabbed  from it, because I’ve read past this many times before, never taking time to notice its meaning.

So what was it?

I’ll leave you with these words from Spurgeon’s devotion:

“A little thorn may cause much suffering. A little cloud may hide the sun. Little foxes spoil the vines; and little sins do mischief to the tender heart. These little sins burrow in the soul, and make it so full of that which is hateful to Christ, that he will hold no comfortable fellowship and communion with us. A great sin cannot destroy a Christian, but a little sin can make him miserable. Jesus will not walk with his people unless they drive out every known sin.”

What little sins are spoiling your life in Christ?

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  1. “Jesus will not walk with his people unless they drive out every known sin.”

    I disagree with this. We need Jesus in order to get rid of our little foxes in our lives, and it’s not that Jesus walks with us; but that we walk with him and as long as we do, he will help us to clean up our lives, even though he has forgiven us.

    “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
    even as he is pure.”

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