The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share

Based in part on Exodus 20:17:

Out of the Looking Glass/Into the Madness - Heated Temptation Pondered

The Temptation of Wanting Another's Share
by Michael Doyle

It's hard to be content in comparison
Always measuring yourself on what is done
By others when your race is your own
Only to be run in service of God's throne

Coveting what others have or what they do
Is not what measures the better for you
But keeping your heart on your own satisfaction
Is in truth always the wise course of action

All other sin stems from wanting the other
That which is had by your sister and brother
It is best to keep your eyes on your reverence
Keeping your soul safe in the assent of providence

It was this that tempted Eve's pleasure
As the serpent offered forbidden treasure
Eve succumbed  in her deep desire for more
Placing her baited hand upon sin's final door

Instead of being as Eve in her discontentment
Be instead like Paul in his rich contentment
Keeping ourselves well and happy in your share
There then is truly no need to fall for that snare

Just set your heart on the truest star
And you'll find in faith God takes you that far
You need look no further than that
And that my friends is just a natural fact

(c) June 17, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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