Night Whispers Devotional

November 14th

Dream word – REPENT

Luke 13:32

“And He said to them, ‘Go, tell that fox,-------’”  NKJV

Of silver foxes and the strangulation of all our secret sins

Folklore has it, that the devil himself made the black fox, that it might hide in the shadow of a man, an invisible presence, an unseen foe that will bring nothing but woe.

Actually, the black fox is better known as the silver fox and it is thought that when they were originally bred in captivity for the purpose of the fur trade, their offspring were, whether by accident or with intent, eventually let loose upon the wild population. In any event, the black fox is indeed an aberration of nature.

Though they can be seen in the day and early evening, foxes are predominantly creatures of the night and for tonight, I think the black fox is a fitting metaphor for all our pet sins which we have bred in secret captivity, for they too are creatures of the night.

Whenever we think we have control over a particular sin, and in secret fondle it, take it out and pet it, even hold it to our heart, it may only seem to us to be but a small and black little thing which we can control but I tell you, it will grow and it will grow. What are you thinking breeding that particular of a sin? Surely, though it cannot bear its teeth, (no, foxes cannot bear their teeth and snarl) its nevertheless soft and silver fur, coupled with its slit like yellow eyes which make navigation in the darkness a slippery and simple thing for the cat like dog, should tell you something of its haunting intent. Should tell you something of the danger. Don’t you even smell it yet?

You must never make pets of these little black fox sins, for they will escape and for long time to come, even though you thought yourself rid of the tiny little thing, they shall dog your steps, skulking in the shadow of yourself and destroy all your vines. If you have any secret silver foxes tonight, I suggest you strangle them quickly with a certain confession and then bury them deep with the spade of true repentance. If you do not, then be assured they will grow up into Herod and make all your Rachels weep.

Listen: “Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.” (Song of Solomon 2:15 NKJV)

Pray: Lord tonight, help me to strangle all my silver foxes and bury them deep. Lead me from the stinking cages of all my self contempt, in Jesus name I ask it, amen.

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