Heading for the Lilies

“They said to the young woman, ‘Go into the fields and catch all the little foxes that could spoil our vines.’

But the young woman responded, ‘My beloved is mine, and I am his. Therefore I know where he is, feeding his flock among the lilies.’ ” (Song of Songs 2:15-16).

I’ve heard many messages about staying vigilant for the “little foxes” that can damage our lives, almost always interpreted as temptations and ungodly thoughts. Sure enough, the more you focus on managing sin, the more there seem to be, gnawing at every area of your heart and mind.

But how does the young woman answer them? She’s not paralyzed with fear, fixated on what others are warning might go wrong. She’s completely caught up in her beloved, in whose loving presence there is no fear. And where he is, in the wilderness among the lilies, there is more than enough—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—for all who will follow him.

No matter what your destination today, make sure your path goes through the lilies.

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