The Sneaky Lie

They promise freedom,
but they themselves are slaves.
For whatever overcomes a person,
to that he is enslaved (1 Pet. 2:19).
O’ they tell us sin is sweet,
forget the poison.
Yes, it’s sold as the elixir of life,
but merely spits out death.
The dragon is a chameleon,
and the lion crouches.
The fruit it was sweet,
but now our teeth they ache.
For when we welcome the serpent into the Garden,
we get turned out ourselves and no longer welcome each other.
He was a liar from the beginning,
may we show ourselves not to be his sons.

About Paul O'Brien

I am a lot of things; saint and sinner. I struggle and I strive. I am a husband and father of three. I have been in pastoral ministry for 10 years. I went to school at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary but most of my schooling has been at the School of Hard Knocks. I have worked various jobs, including pheasant farmer, toilet maker, construction worker, and I served in the military. My wife and I enjoy reading at coffee shops, taking walks, hanging out with friends and family, and watching our three kid's antics. :)

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