They remind me of promises made at Baptism, to renounce Sin, the World and the Devil.
'The Flesh' - yes, well, I'm good at finding excuses for not doing what I ought -
not feeling well,
don't feel up to it,
it's been a long day
'The World' - yes, well, it's easy to be distracted by
appearance, good looks
the good life,
shopping, buying what you want
'The Devil'- yes, well, who doesn't want to be admired for their
'Get thee behind me.'
Read that line carefully - it's not 'Get thee behind me Lord'!
No, that last verse is a plea to the Lord to keep my soul, all the souls, safe by They Word - another double meaning - Thy Word as in the Bible, and Thy Word as in the promise made to everyone.
AdventBookClub is raising money for the Trussell Trust at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adventbookclub2019, and is even in a group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1220319721395793/?ref=share. We are running from Advent Sunday Dec 1st to Candlemas in January, and using Rachel Mann’s “In the Bleak Midwinter“