He Was So Sure!

He was so sure
That the Holy Spirit
Was leading him in the thing,
Prompting him to act,
Making the scriptures clear
In his mind,
And driving his conviction—
As it had done for the heroes
In Bible times.

Any many believed it,
Admiring his faith and devotion,
And wishing similar quests
Upon themselves,
Longing for the validation
That would accompany
Such a commission from God.

But we, for the life of us,
Just couldn’t see
Where the outcome of the thing
Looked any different
From how it would have looked
If the whole thing
Had been driven
Merely by his emotions
And unvetted assumptions.

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