Lying Down With Fleas

Oh you mustn’t lie down with the fleas
It is sure you will soon be scratching
No matter how clean you might be
These parasites you can’t avoid catching

At all costs avoid sleeping in gutters
No matter how convenient it seems
You will smell and look like those others
They are not really on the same team

Character means more than just winning
True victory recognizes the cost
You hold the high ground and you’re grinning
But it’s your integrity that you have lost

Can’t hold your head high and proclaim
That to get to the top you did wrong
If you betray Christ’s Jesus name
Your supposed victory won’t be for long

The winds blow strongest at the peak
So before you make the steep climb
Remember your fall will be swift
A dangerous and precipitous decline

1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.