So Fuzzy!



Red Fox


Did you see him stride

He likes to hide

His furry coat is so fine

It is his pride.



  Foxes Have Holes

  “And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.  

  And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives.  

  Then the Philistines said, Who hath done this? And they answered, Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he had taken his wife, and given her to his companion.”

Judges 15:4-6

Samson was a judge in Israel and he was suppose to help them to have deliverance and relief from the harassment of the Philistines, but Samson thought he wanted to marry one of these Philistine girls.  Now some things went wrong with the wedding so Samson made revenge on the people and he decided the way to do this was to set their fields on fire.  The way some of these things went we don’t understand.  We do not want to follow the evil course that Samson did in wanting a heathen woman for a wife and then being so angry as to destroy three hundred foxes.  The Lord had a plan to deliver Israel but I think Samson did it his way instead of God’s way.

The fox is common the world over and after some breeding can be domesticated.  There are 12 species of foxes of which the red fox is the most common.  They are a sly cunning animal and good hunters.  But there are lots of foxes and man takes his pack dogs to hunt for them.   Foxes will eat a wide variety of things for food like birds and snakes and chickens, rabbits, mice and berries and fruit.  What is attractive about the fox is his beautiful tail.

The dens that the foxes dig make good homes for their babies and show they can be industrious and thoughtful of the young. When Jesus spoke of the fox he mentioned that the foxes have holes for their families but Jesus didn’t even have a house of His own, but He is the one that cares for us all.



THE fox is not only a native of this country but of many others. Its color varies according to the climate of which it is an inhabitant.

The fox is not often seen by day, unless surprised by the hunter, but lies concealed in some thicket, or borough, if he is fortunate enough to find one. 

When it begins to grow dark, he sallies forth with great caution, in search of food.

When hungry, he does not howl like the wolf, neither does he make a great noise to let it be known that danger is near; but he creeps along in the tall grass or among the bushes, and when a favorable opportunity presents itself, he springs upon his prey and bears it away with the least noise possible. 

How cunning he is! And how often we hear the expression, "Cunning as a fox."

You may ask if there is anything more cunning than the fox? Ah, yes! Those little sins, which are lurking about our hearts, watching for a favorable opportunity, that they may in an unguarded moment, easily and silently, as it were, destroy us.  Children, beware of the little sins! Solomon says, "Take us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes."