There was a crafty serpent in the garden,
Too clever to strike his direct target,
He aimed to tempt the wife of Adam,
Then Eve sowed the seed of the devil’s harvest.
Learn the lesson of good and faithful Job,
When his wife told him to curse God and die,
He remembered the grace God had bestowed,
He didn’t sin against the God Most High.
Satan opposed Jesus through Peter’s words,
He tempted the Lord to shrink from death,
Jesus wasn’t enticed to self-preserve,
He loved all mankind with His dying breath.
Beware! Temptation will always comes along,
Remember God’s love, stand firm, and stay strong.
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”—1 Corinthans 10:13
Ev’ry sin is a kind of escape room,
Sometimes Satan leads you in a wrong door,
Sometimes you are in the room from the womb,
People spend years in there staring at the floor.
Then a friend lifts your head,
Instead it could be a blunt confession,
Or a heartfelt prayer opens your eyes to see,
Else a verse frees you from the oppression.
You wait for the doorway to be unbarred,
Refuse to take the devil’s communion,
Sneak courageously past the demon guard,
And run for your dear life from loss and ruin.
In the Spirit of the Lord, there’s freedom*,
He restores what the locusts have eaten**.
*See 2nd Corinthians 3:17.
**See Joel 2:25.
We met on a moving sidewalk
going in opposite directions;
They stopped only for a moment
to taunt me with a sarcastic question:
Why do you go to bed at nine
while we stay out til three?
They joked about my dirty robe
flaunting flashy clothes and jewelry.
Although they jeered at me
and my precious Savior too,
all I felt for them was absolute pity—
that’s all I felt; it’s completely true.
That’s because they couldn’t see
and wouldn’t listen to me tell
they were on a moving sidewalk
guiding them to the gates of hell.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.—John 3:16
If you have found yourself on a moving sidewalk going the wrong direction, please consider making a change. Your path to Christ can begin right now with this prayer of salvation: Lord, I trust You with my soul. I believe Your Son died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay for my sins so I can live eternally. Thank You for my salvation! In Christ’s Name, Amen.
© 2016 Kim Bond
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