“Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD:
“Because your heart is proud,
and you have said, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of the gods,
in the heart of the seas,’
yet you are but a man, and no god,
though you consider yourself as wise as a god.
The tusks which clashed in mighty brawls
Of mastodons, are billiard balls.
The sword of Charlemagne the Just
Is Ferric Oxide, known as rust.
The grizzly bear, whose potent hug,
Was feared by all, is now a rug.
Great Caesar’s bust is on the shelf,
And I don’t feel so well myself.
— Arthur Guiterman
Both today’s and yesterday’s verses remind us that this world is passing away and that those who try to be king of this world are merely clawing their way to the stern of the Titanic as it rears high in the air before its terrible plunge to the bottom of the sea. Rather than all the foolish fuss about “being gods” that the devil dangles in front of us, remember reality: “He who loses his life for my sake will find it.” Today, lose your life for Jesus’ sake and you will surely find it.