An Original Work / April 26, 2020
Dancing, dancing in the wind,
Flickering, flickering, idols grim.
Movies, movies, what’s in store?
The grim reaper at your door.
Trickery, trickery, that’s their way,
So in hopes that you they’d sway.
Horrid, horrid, all aghast!
Messages, messages, out they blast!
Pointless, pointless, all’s a game,
So they can put you to shame.
Baffle, baffle, mystify.
Complicated? It’s a lie!
Sidetrack, sidetrack, entertain.
What’s at work and Who’s to gain?
Falsehood, falsehood, cooked with truth,
Sort through, sort through all their tools.
Doubtful, doubtful, all confuse,
For, you see, it’s all a ruse.
This side, that side – all the same.
So you don’t know who to blame.
Increase, increase, worse and worse,
Second verse same as the first.
Tie them up, keep off their feet.
So the lies they not defeat.
Invent, invent, fabricate,
Massive effort up to date.
Months and months, more of the same,
No one, really, takes the blame.
Mixture, mixture, truth and lies,
Distrust, distrust many sides.
Nonsense, nonsense, who’s to tell
True or false? It’s all a spell.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 ESV
“But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.” Hebrews 5:14 ESV
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” Romans 12:9 ESV
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 ESV
“For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil.” Romans 16:19 ESV
“Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.” 1 Corinthians 14:20 ESV
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” Ephesians 6:13 ESV
“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:16 ESV
“Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.” Philippians 3:2 ESV
“Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5 ESV
“Abstain from every form of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22 ESV
“Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3 ESV