Thursday, August 6, 2015

Preference or Principle

The ploys of preference seeks to
Drown out Old Principle
Greed sees no need to think Choice through
To the Invisible

Preference grabs at instant ease
Ignoring wisdom’s voice
Where consequence cannot appease
The aftermath of Choice

But Principle, unwavering
Does not alter its stance
It scans the span beyond the wing
Of present Circumstance

And looks to One higher than man
Whose precept was ordained
To give us something Truer than
The whims of Want unchained

Ah, Principal or Preference
We have it All to lose
Where morrow’s Awesome dividends
Depend on what we choose

© Janet Martin

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Daniel 1:8

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