Number 3: guilt upon guilt upon guilt

How can I know
how great the misery of my soul?

For what I desire to be
I’m not
For what I want
I hate
For what I tell
I lie
For what I see
I take
For what I’m asked
I won’t
For what I hate
I kill

The misery is too great
to always be striving
to always be seeking
and never attaining
but only gaining
guilt upon guilt upon guilt.


Inspired by the Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 2: Question and Answer Number 3.

Lord’s Day 2

Q & A 3

Q. How do you come to know your misery?

A. The law of God tells me.1

1 Rom. 3:20; 7:7-25

Heidelberg Series: Number 1, Number 2

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