At loggerheads since forever: the Word and the World
Just so, things of my Lord versus things men laud
No solution will ever arise for such discord;
It’s like saying sword shouldn’t thirst for blood.
Why trade off salvation’s helmet to procure worldly garment
Thus forfeiting one’s inheritance of an eternal firmament?
It is simply an exchange of the Lord for the laud
Like trading His Fear for Fashion, swapping God for Stud.
If men I ever do seek to please
Then heaven will never be at ease
Why be earth-applauded but heaven-accursed
Abandoning the Almighty for flighty applause?
Why plunge at the offer of worldly acclaim and money,
when Your precepts stay ever sweeter than honey?
Why for attention go I hunting,
when scriptures tell me it amounts to nothing?
And why jostle to top earthly lists and charts,
when eternity’s been placed in my heart of hearts?
Eternity won’t pardon my barter of the Almighty
For worldly toys and trinkets that are far too flighty
And if ever, Creator, I aim at satisfying the world’s view
For a punishment, Maker, keep me perpetually with You!
Case in Point
An attempt at blending or merging the things of God with those of the world will, at best, be a failure. Know on who’s side you belong.