“Lead us not into temptation.” Matthew 6:16
“Just tell the teacher you’re sick,
She’ll send you to the nurse real quick.”
Punzy, Squirrel’s friend, wanted her to skip school,
She said if she did she’s be “real cool.”
“Come on,” said Punzy, “Let’s run to the store,
Class is so long and it’s such a bore.
No one will miss us; we’ll be back soon,
We’ll grab some candy and be back by noon.”
The plan sound simple and easy to do,
Skipping class could be fun too.
No one would know what they had done,
They could go and come back and it would be fun.
Punzy made it sound so tempting and fast,
But Squirrel knew the guilt would last.
She knew it was wrong to skip class and lie,
She’d have say no and tell her friend why.
“I can’t go, and neither should you,
You know in your heart it’s the wrong thing to do.
But if you go, know that I’ll have to stay,
And I’ll have to tell the teacher that you went away. “
Being tempted to do something wrong,
Is a battle we face and the battle is long.
Stay strong and say no, do what’s right,
The reward in the end is worth the fight.
Being tempted in itself isn’t wrong; it’s how you respond to it.
Have you ever been tempted to do something wrong? How did you respond?
Have you ever tempted someone to do wrong?