Temptations

Our temptations often come from unexpected quarters. The wily bird-catcher, to ensnare certain birds, usually employ fowls of the same feather. The unguarded bird does not dread its fellow, and is tempted into captivity. Beware of the cajolery of the old tempting devil. He may delude you through those who most resemble yourself. The captive lark in the hands of the tempter is more dangerous to the lark than the much dreaded hawk. The worldly Christian may be more dangerous than the avowed enemy.