Temptation is a tawdry, painted whore
Seducing you into her bed of death;
How well she knows afflictions always pour
And promises respite within her breath.
We all must suffer hardships in our life;
They are a gift from God to help us grow,
But if we are enticed to dodge our strife
We soon can not endure its ebb and flow.
Our trials are meant to draw us to the Lord,
Temptation, though, does claim a better way.
In Jesus do we find our true reward:
He suffered unto death and did not stray.
Say “Get behind me, Satan! Out the door!
With Christ I can endure it all and more.”
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation:
for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
James 1:12 KJV