New Living Translation (NLT)
22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. 25 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it. 26 If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.
The sun has set, the moon is full,
We’re deep into the night,
Something moved; out there somewhere
And gave me such a fright,
A creepy, little charlatan
With eyes glowing like a light,
Who cannot leave center stage
Though he tries with all his might,
Applaud and he’ll come running,
Take note and he’ll appear,
He longs to have attention,
He longs to have folks near,
He claims to have possession
Of truth that is supreme,
But all that he is saying
Is not quite as it might seem,
So forgive me if I’m skeptical,
Forgive me if I walk away,
You see; I’ve watched this guy in the mirror
Almost every single day.
©2018 by William Pierce
A liar lives within us and lifts his pitiful self to new heights each day. May he never gain control. May You always guide us to righteousness. Thank You!