It's amazing how little things can ruin your day. Lost keys. Alarm failing to go off. Getting stuck behind a school bus while running late for an appointment. ATM out of cash. Broken dishwasher. Forgetting to pack a lunch. These are all little things, but like a paper cut, they sting. And when these little things happen one after another, they build up into bigger things. Until you get to the end of the day and count it as a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day."
Little things cause problems in marriage too.
The Little Things of Marriage
The Song of Solomon is a book of poetry celebrating the love of marriage. "I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine" (Song of Solomon 6:3). It focuses on the romantic love between a young shepherd and shepherdess in Israel. Through its prose, it reveals God's wisdom for the marriage relationship, especially a marriage's faithfulness, enduring love, physical affection, and security.
In the midst of this romantic work is the caution, "Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom” (Song of Solomon 2:15). Foxes love to eat the grapes in a vineyard. Like rabbits that devour your vegetable garden or ants that come after your picnic lunch, foxes are trouble for the vineyard...to read the rest of this post, visit For the Family.