Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Surefire Rebuttal

 In spite of resolutions resolved, prayers prayed, promises promised,
Ultimately,only one thing combats temptation; Just.Don't.

When we meet with sweet temptation
And we think we might give in
Here is one surefire weapon
That will keep us from its sin
Don’t do it

When our rigid resolutions
Seem to weaken, one by one
Until giving in feels human
And its pay-off –no harm done
Don’t do it

When the banter of the devil
Disguises evil as good
There is one no-fail acquittal
That has test of time withstood
Just. Don’t do it

© Janet Martin

 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when by his own evil desires he is lured away and enticed. Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death.
 James 1:13-15

1 comment:

Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!