Friday, March 28, 2014

Showdown with Temptation


Surely that right thing we think hard to do
Is worth every effort of valor
Think of those others depending on you
…one foot, then the other will conquer

Think of the price, little one
Action soon falls to the passage of moments
Consequence is not so soon gone

One hand an angel, the other the devil
Smooth are the laws of attraction
We all are soldiers thrown into battle
With every act comes reaction

Surely the right thing will yield in due season
Fruit that is worthy of joy
Cling to the faith that defies mortal reason
To do what is right, my dear boy

© Janet Martin

Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright. Gen. 25:34

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