Matthew 26:41  NIV  –  Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.


 the devil whispered in his ear, please come play with me 

we will have a real fun time, walk away if you don’t agree 

I’ll show you the game Temptation, so many kids have played 

take my hand, your life will change, please don’t be afraid

the devil spoke a bit louder, you MUST make up your mind 

you know you want to join me, for our souls are intertwined 

OH, the power I can show you, all your wants will be fulfilled 

one does not need anything else for a better life we’ll build

the devil began screaming, if you don’t listen we are through 

you must follow now or never know of the many things I do 

all the happiness I can give you by letting evil take control 

you shall want for nothing more, all for the price of a soul 

the devil suddenly froze as the young boy turned to speak 

just because I am not a grownup don’t think that I am weak 

my loving parents warned me of how you deceive through hate 

my belief in God is firm and strong and you are a bit too late

      Written by Gary Adcock, shared with permission.
Gary Adcock has been my friend for over 50 years, going back to our days in school. Other poems by Gary can be found at