Make my steps steady through Your promise;
don't let sin dominate me.
--Psalm 119:133 HCSB
Sin is a beautiful plant
with noxious leaves and poisonous fruit.
It grows through a man's soul,
taking root, daily growing deeper.
Its tendrils twine through the mind.
They choke the heart and twist the muscles.
It deceives and dominates and damns.
Only the Lord can kill its root
and rot its limbs through his promises.
Only his word can steady one's steps
and set them straight on the path to glory.