“Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, while our vineyards are in blossom”. (Song of Songs 2:15)
Bobby Leach was a stunt performer who was the second person to cross over Niagara, in a barrel in 1911. He was commended by all, for his adventurous walk over Niagara, but in 1926 Leach slipped on an orange peel and fell, injuring himself and dying out of resultant complications in a few days.
Last week I wrote on how ‘Small things are big things’ to bless us, when they are given in to the hands of God, and also they go a long way in encouraging and building up others.
Today, on the other hand, I would like to point out how we talk big on faith but ignore and trip over things that we consider small and end up in big disasters.
Some people think that ‘little transgressions’ in which they wantonly indulge do not amount to much, in comparison to the list of ‘big sins’ like murder, rape and robbery and so on.
But what they do not realize is, ‘these reckless little sins’ that are done with no concern, could grow larger and larger and snowball in to such massive size until it can’t be stopped.
Small things, however innocent/harmless they look like, but having even the potential of leading us to destruction, must be detected early and nipped in bud before they become unstoppable.
May the Lord help all of us to do that!