Lulled by Pride

Lulled by promises of reward
for all my good deeds
Satan seeks to get me onboard
by planting seeds of pride

‘Til I was startled awake
by the truth of my great need
for a substitute to earn my prize
by His loving sacrifice


It’s time for Quadrille Monday #2 at dVerse Poets Pub. Even on a busy day I can come up with 44 words to share. The only parameter (besides the word count) is that the poem must include the word “lull.”

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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26 Responses to Lulled by Pride

  1. God sMiLes when we serve
    God.. when we don’t..
    the smile fades
    just a little..
    iN our
    of potential
    Balance now..:)


  2. lynn__ says:

    We need to be startled to see our own pride…it is a dangerous hinderance to faith!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A humble write. We are not here to count our good deeds….only to do them.

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  4. Align oneself with His will. Beautiful!

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  5. Misky says:

    An true lesson.

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  6. Sumana Roy says:

    brilliant use of the word ‘lull’…yeah, a constant battle with ego…sigh…

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  7. Bodhirose says:

    Pride has been the downfall of many…important message here, Linda.

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  8. ShirleyB says:

    A moment of insight eloquently conveyed in this well-formed verse.

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  9. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Pride & ego, yes the devil’s implants; terrific message squeezed into a good Q44.

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  10. lillian says:

    Wow! Different take on the word “lull” and very very effective! We can be lulled by so many things in today’s crazy world. Very well done!

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  11. to earn my prize
    by His loving sacrifice

    One can never be blessed better than Providence’s blessings! Great lines Linda!


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  12. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    You make a good point.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Grace says:

    A meaningful share Linda ~ We must not be easily deceived by such promises ~

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Mary says:

    Oh, that Satan is a tricky one!! He usually waits for just the right moment.

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  15. Pride blinds. Ya can’t earn it – that’s the lesson.

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  16. Candy says:

    your title speaks volumes

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  17. Shawna says:

    This is excellent, Linda. Such a great message.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. It is so easy to be lulled into temptation when we are too self-confident.

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  19. I think whenever we do good things for the rewards we have missed the whole point…mostly we do good for our own sake…. alas

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