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. Copyright © 2008 K.C. Ministries. All rights reserved. Users may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, publish, sell, license, create derivative works or otherwise use any information from this lesson for commercial or public purposes. Only non-profit educational use permitted. Things about Those Little Foxes 1. 2. 3. 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!"