DUSTING OFF A BOOK

God has blessed me with a library of hundreds of books, mostly commentaries.  I love to read some of those that are long out of print.  I admit that some of the old English writings are a challenge.

I read one commentary on the Song of Solomon sometime ago, and in the process of considering it and some of my notes, (I am uncertain where they came from so I cannot give credit) I caught something I had forgotten I wrote in my Bible, concerning Chapter 2:15 “Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, while our vineyards are in blossom.”  The Book probably concerns a relationship between Solomon and a Shulammite woman.  The title is literally: A Song of Songs.

So, in dusting off this book, I refreshed my thinking with the following thoughts:  From Song of Solomon 2:15…

Selfishness spoils love

Discontent spoils Joy

Anxious thoughts spoils peace

Impatience spoils longsuffering

Bitter words spoils gentleness

Indolence spoils goodness

Doubt spoils faith

Pride spoils meekness

Love of pleasure spoils temperance

Those “Little foxes” … 2:15 … “Catch them.”

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