Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Desire, Without Second Thought...Oh!!!


 This morning to someone who slept in I suggested turning in a little earlier at night remarking,
"I know it feels nice at the time but it often is not worth it in the morning" 
and I was struck how this applies to most things that please first glance or natural inclination...
and we all have something/things we struggle with at some point/points!



Face value often-times betrays
Seducing us in wily ways
For gaze is eager to indulge
On pleasantries sight will divulge
And as we covet its delight
Oh, soon we yearn to try a bite
Then when we try a bite we earn
The consequence of its return
So we should discern (not with eyes)
If what we desire is wise

This training ground for what remains
Tests want and will with subtle chains
Beware; lest fare that freedom craves
Is that which in the end enslaves
For Vice appears so nice, oh my,
In colours pleasing to the eye
As Endeavor is caught off guard
Sound Choice seems just a bit too hard
Charmed by the teasing, pleasing form
That takes a ling’ring look by storm

Deception cons Want with decoys
First glance perceives as promised joys
Desire without second thought
Ah, what disaster it has brought
Where face-value often betrays
Seducing us with wily ways
As what appeared so nice before
Is the costume Temptation wore
And gaze was eager to indulge
The pleasantries it might divulge

© Janet Martin

 Do not love the world or anything in the world. 
If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life—
is not from the Father but from the world.  
The world is passing away along with its desires, 
but whoever does the will of God remains forever. 
1 John 2:15-17

Worth our while just to listen to the first sentence in the video below!
(of course, then hopefully we are 'tempted' to listen to the rest!
Isn't good Temptation The BEST!!?)



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