The Little Foxes

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The Little Foxes
Song of Solomon 2 KJV
15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Song of Solomon 3 MT
1 Restless in bed and sleepless through the night, I longed for my lover. I wanted him
desperately. His absence was painful.
2 So I got up, went out and roved the city, hunting through streets and down alleys. I wanted
my lover in the worst way! I looked high and low, and didn't find him.
3 And then the night watchmen found me as they patrolled the darkened city. "Have you seen
my dear lost love?" I asked.
4 No sooner had I left them than I found him, found my dear lost love. I threw my arms
around him and held him tight, wouldn't let him go until I had him home again, safe at home
beside the fire.
Song of Solomon 7 MT
1 Shapely and graceful your sandaled feet, and queenly your movement - Your limbs are lithe
and elegant, the work of a master artist.
2 Your body is a chalice, wine-filled. Your skin is silken and tawny like a field of wheat
touched by the breeze.
3 Your breasts are like fawns, twins of a gazelle.
4 Your neck is carved ivory, curved and slender. Your eyes are wells of light, deep with
mystery. Quintessentially feminine! Your profile turns all heads, commanding attention.
5 The feelings I get when I see the high mountain ranges - stirrings of desire, longings for the
heights - Remind me of you, and I'm spoiled for anyone else!
6 Your beauty, within and without, is absolute, dear lover, close companion.
7 You are tall and supple, like the palm tree, and your full breasts are like sweet clusters of
dates.
8 I say, "I'm going to climb that palm tree! I'm going to caress its fruit!" Oh yes! Your breasts
will be clusters of sweet fruit to me, Your breath clean and cool like fresh mint,
9 your tongue and lips like the best wine. Yes, and yours are, too - my love's kisses flow from
his lips to mine.
10 I am my lover's. I'm all he wants. I'm all the world to him!
11 Come, dear lover - let's tramp through the countryside.
12 Let's sleep at some wayside inn, then rise early and listen to bird-song. Let's look for
wildflowers in bloom, blackberry bushes blossoming white, Fruit trees festooned with
cascading flowers. And there I'll give myself to you, my love to your love!
13 Love-apples drench us with fragrance, fertility surrounds, suffuses us, Fruits fresh and
preserved that I've kept and saved just for you, my love.
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Things about Those Little Foxes
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4.
They are barely noticeable.
Their destruction is progressive and gradual.
Little foxes are not content to stay little.
Little foxes need to be captured.
Traps to Catch the Little Foxes
I.
Consistent Diligence
Types of Love
1. Commitment Love
2. Romantic Love
Masculine Tendencies
Sexual fulfillment
Physical Attraction
Recreational Companion
Domestic Support
Admiration
II.
Feminine Tendencies
Affection
Conversation
Honesty and openness
Financial Support
Family Commitment
Daily Dialogue
SCREEN ONLY:
Wife – I had a terrible day.
Husband – Why don’t you quit?
Wife – I don’t want to quit. I just said I had a bad day!
Husband – Well, why did you ask my opinion in the first place?
Wife – I didn’t ask you opinion. I was just making a statement. Just forget it! (She’s walk out of the
room frustrated)
Husband – (Under his breath) That woman is crazy.
1 Peter 3 GNV
7 In the same way you husbands must live with your wives with the proper understanding that
they are more delicate than you. Treat them with respect, because they also will receive,
together with you, God's gift of life. Do this so that nothing will interfere with your prayers.
SCREEN ONLY: Code Language of Men
What is said
What is meant
We’re going to be late
I am getting ready to drive like a maniac
Take break baby, you’re working too hard
I can’t hear the game over the vacuum cleaner
That’s interesting dear
Are you still talking?
I have a headache
I forgot our anniversary
Ephesians 4 GNV
29 Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what
is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you.
III.
Regular Dating
Proverbs 5 GNV
18 So be happy with your wife and find your joy with the woman you married—
19 pretty and graceful as a deer. Let her charms keep you happy; let her surround you with her
love.
In Marriage…
A. Divert Daily
B. Withdraw Weekly
C. Abandon Annually
IV.
Continual Devotion
Ruth 1 GNV
16 But Ruth answered, "Don't ask me to leave you! Let me go with you. Wherever you go, I will
go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my
God.
17 Wherever you die, I will die, and that is where I will be buried. May the Lord's worst
punishment come upon me if I let anything but death separate me from you!"
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