- Posted by Edith Ohaja
- On October 9, 2016
- 14 Comments
Almost everyone of us wants to roll in mega bucks and have our names up in the lights. We want to be known for something big, if possible across the globe. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as we don’t give in to the temptation to get these things “by all means.” This poem is a gentle caution on the insidiousness of misguided affluence and popularity-seeking adventures. Only the pluses are hyped. But you better believe there’s always a catch. So, beware!
WEALTH AND FAME
Wealth and fame make up the dual attraction
With which the enemy lures men to destruction
His spiel: “I’ll fill your life with ease and grandeur
Give you runaway success, a persona millions adore”
Card stacking, no mention you’d be selling your soul
Or be his slave, losing sight of your Maker’s goal
Your need for relevance, surplus or bills to pay
Can by providence be met without being his prey
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2016
Scriptural references: (King James Version)
1 Timothy 6:9-10
“But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
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