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Chasing Foxes

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Little Foxes

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The wise man Solomon spoke of the little foxes that spoil the vineyards. These are little habits, little thoughts, little indiscretions, or little lies that lead us away from complete obedience to Jesus, the vine, God’s Word. Before we know it, the vines are ravaged, and our lives and the nation’s vineyard become a shambles. No group of people pays a higher price for the invasion of little foxes than our children. In the past few generations, most have not been prepared in heart and mind to overcome an onslaught of lies from schools, the entertainment industry, the press, and social media with their peers. Likely, many of us are captured by many lies, too. It is no wonder this generation’s perceptions about origins, gender, sexuality, race, health, liberty, church, government, family, and the Lord are damaged. As one of our children put it, there is almost no way to reason with his generation. If you diverge on a theological or political topic, you are the enemy, not merely someone who disagrees and might expand another’s understanding if a calm exchange of ideas took place.

Lamentable Fallout

Families are weak, churches are weak, and our nation is weak because we have not individually chased away enough little foxes that gnaw at our faith in God’s Word speaking to each person. At this late hour, what can we do? Repent from following the crowd and renew our individual commitment. Be the example we expect our children to live out. Scour school textbooks and correct the lies. Call out movies and TV shows for ungodly principles. Monitor video games and social media. Teach children to think for themselves. Counter the lies they encounter with God’s Word throughout the day. Recognize the fight and engage in it despite fatigue from busy lives.
 
In personal life and ministry, we now use Discovery Bible Studies to accomplish these goals. We model them during family devotions as a way to invite others to encounter the God of the Bible! When children or friends see us humble ourselves before God, hear and obey whatever His Word says, it levels the playing field. They see us do what we ask them to do: obey God. They also learn the vital truth that Jesus desires an intimate relationship with all people, whether young or old. There is no stronger protection against the little foxes than God’s Word being lived out!

Prayer & Praise

  • 🙏 Ask the Lord to show us the “little foxes” that threaten our well-being as believers, not just the headlined problems, to be overcome by faithful obedience in the small things. May He teach us how to prepare and protect our children and grandchildren from life-destroying lies.
  • 🙏 Pray for the hundreds of Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) taking place in Cote d’Ivoire, that leaders will not grow complacent but teach others to lead studies, and that thousands of people will be saved and made disciples of Jesus. See last week’s two-minute video to grip the possibilities. Prior updates explaining the DBS approach we use are linked here, here, here, here, and here among others. As always in our updates, the details are in the links!
  • 🙏 Our granddaughter Chelsea’s return to her regular first-grade classroom has been beneficial. She recently had a report card with the best results ever.
Your Partners in the Gospel,
Verlin and Debbie

Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC) is a mission of dedicated medical professionals who participate in the CHE Global Network. Together, in a loose affiliation of individuals, churches, denominational, and nondenominational agencies, we share God’s Light and Truth through Community Health Evangelism (CHE). Verlin and Debbie accept donor partners to contribute as led to provide support as we maintain residential ministry in Cote d’Ivoire to expand CHE ministries under the auspices of CHSC & Ivorian partners. Tax-deductible contributions by check are to be made payable to the CHSC with Andersons #0118 written on the memo line. Mail to CHSC – PO Box 132 – Fruitvale, TX 75127. Give online via the CHSC @ www.che4a.org (3% fee) or TDF (0% fee).

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