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.”