Don't Take the Bait

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BACKSTORY

Don’t Take the Bait was inspired, not surprisingly, by conversations I had with a friend who was experiencing scathing fallout from “taking the bait” on social media. The cost personally, emotionally and professionally was high, as well as needless. 

At the same time, conversations were taking place with another friend on the verge of losing their marriage because of a war of words that got out of hand. 

Proverbs 18:21 says it well: “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit – you choose.”  My hope is that this song will be an inspiring reminder to humble ourselves and choose words that give life and bear fruit.  

~Mark

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LYRICS

Harsh words can come your way 

People talk before they know what to say 

Their words can often ruin your day 

But I say, don’t take the bait 

Monday morning can bring the stress 

It takes your focus, it tends to oppress 

Overwhelm takes over, but I digress 

And I say, don’t take the bait 

 

(Chorus)

Keep your eyes on the prize 

Your heart turned to the sky 

The Son of God is always ready 

We need to make the choice 

Be wise of the enemy’s ploys 

And we will walk sure and steady 

 

Perhaps it’s me maybe it’s you 

The words we spoke...we knew 

When we speak in anger it’s hard to break through 

And I say, don’t take the bait 

We spend some time and we make things right 

When we talk things out and we walk in the light 

We humble ourselves before God and others 

Taking good care of our sisters and brothers 

 

(Chorus)

Keep your eyes on the prize 

Your heart turned to the sky 

The Son of God is always ready 

We need to make the choice 

Be wise of the enemy’s ploys 

And we will walk sure and steady 

 

(Bridge)

We know it’s hard to do the right thing 

To turn it all over to YOU 

But help us Lord even as we sing 

To do what we say we will do 

 

(Chorus)

We’ll keep our eyes on the prize 

Our hearts turned to the sky 

The Son of God is always ready 

We will make the choice 

And be wise of the enemy’s ploys 

And we will walk sure and steady