My Temptation


Advisory: The following contains—between the lines—honest content that some (legalistic) Christians might find offensive.

The temptation
assaulted me
again today,
aided by brethren’s
permission
in times past.

Yet,
does their permission
make yielding right?

I know yielding
stokes the fires
of shame,
erecting a wall
between my spirit
and my Lord.

Is it false guilt
over a trivial liberty?
Or
is it a stumbling stone
that impedes my progress?

Which is worse?
Self-gratification
with a natural function,
or
self-condemnation
controlling my life?

Yet,
the former may comprise
unwarranted liberty,
while the latter,
the work of conscience.

Wretched man that I am!
Who will deliver me
from this body of death?

Thanks be to God
through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then,
I myself
serve the law of God
with my mind,
but with my flesh
I serve the law of sin.

There is
therefore now
no condemnation
for those
who are in
Christ Jesus.

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