How to tell the voice of God from that of the devil 


The devil offers you a world
in which you can relax;
God offers you a field to hoe.
The one is always elsewhere;
you're standing in the other.

                                                                   -- Mahlon H. Smith 

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* Note: This reflection on Matthew 4:8-11
is from an entry in the author's journal
dated 6 November 1967
and published here for the first time.

Collected Poems
Mahlon H Smith

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