Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
 

2:15 Take us the foxes. Evidently both bride and bridegroom here realize there is a need to “take”—that is, “capture”—the little foxes infesting the vineyards before the grapes have ripened. There are “little” things that can come in and destroy even the happiest marriage if they are allowed to remain, just as “little” sins (ingratitude, impatience, etc.) may hurt our relationship with the Lord. Sadly, Solomon himself soon allowed the little sins of political expedience, preoccupation with business affairs and, finally, the greater sins of lust and idolatry, to ruin his idyllic relation with his first love.


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