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The Slippery Slope


I was once full of envy for those who appeared to have it all

Who elevated their status in the world and were never to fall,

In their palaces made of marble, wood and fine landscaping

I wanted what they had, desiring a way from poverty escaping.

I wept, wailed and made quite a show of my disdain for life

Outwardly I smiled, but my inner man was full of great strife,

I cried out to God and reminded Him that this was so unfair

Why wasn’t I one of the grandiose souls who resided there?

I was led to read the book of Revelation; to view the very end

Of those who practice iniquity and not call the Lord their friend,

I remembered my place and repented of my sin of this jealousy

He has cleansed me from sin and prepared a place there for me.

On a slippery slope are those who place their trust in their wealth

Soon it will be gone, as well as their time on Earth and their health,

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and strive for His righteousness

All other things that are of Him, He will richly give you and bless!


Written by Gary Cox 05/17/2020, to God be the glory

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