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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Sunday, January 4, 2009

January 4, 2008

our destruction?

“He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler.”
That means from the little things,
the hidden traps and nets that are set for us.
Great sins frighten,
but little snares entangle.
It is easier to escape the huntsman’s arrow
than the crafty lure.
And where are they not set?
Riches and poverty,
sickness and strength,
prosperity and adversity,
friendship and loneliness,
the work and the lack of it -
each has its snare,
wherein not only are the unwary caught,
but the wise and the watchful sometimes fall prey.
Little things, mere threads,
hardly worth guarding against -
yet they are strong enough to hold us
and hinder us,
and may be the beginning
of our destruction.”
- Mark Guy Pearse

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