New Living Translation (NLT)
14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.
In this world it used to be
That wishes grew on trees,
Everything from being rich
To swinging on a flying trapeze,
We’d sit and dream of all the fame
Of being so well known,
That everyone would know our name
And place us on a starry throne,
How could we have ever guessed?
The change from what it’s been,
Cause nowadays our only wish
Is that we could be quite thin,
Not thin within our pockets,
Not thin within our minds,
But thin up here in our bellies
And down there in our behinds,
But until somehow that wish comes true
And I’m lying on some beach,
Please make sure I’m covered up
And all the cameras are out of reach.
©2018 by William Pierce
Help us to perceive what is important, what is of value. May we then pursue it with all our hearts. Thank You, Lord, for caring so.