Jesus said, “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in His love” Jn. 15:10.
Jesus will not walk with His disciples unless they drive out every known sin in their life. Like a little thorn that causes much pain and discomfort to the traveler or like a small cloud that hides the powerful sun, are the small sins which are burrowed in our souls and fill them with what is hateful to Christ. Like the tiny foxes that spoil the vineyards, these little sins drive out the presence of Christ from our life and make us miserable. Such Christians can rarely enjoy their loving Savior’s presence.
Just as it is an affliction for a tender child to be separated from his father, we cannot be content without seeing our Father’s face or while being absent from His great company. If we have fallen to such a sad state, find out what has driven Christ away from us. The sea that divides us from Christ may be filled with the drops of our little sins. The wall that hides His face from us could be made of the little pebbles or grains of the tiny looking sins.
Please pay attention to the ‘little foxes that spoil the vineyard, for our vineyards are in blossom’. Cast those little sins away from your life before they destroy your communion with Him and the sweetness in the fellowship with the Savior.
May the Lord help all of us to do that!