Beware of the nail and the hammer!

(William Secker, "The Consistent Christian" 1660)

"Flee from youthful lusts—and pursue righteousness,
 faith, love, and peace." 2 Timothy 2:22

Flee from youthful lusts and worldly delights. These
carry honey in their mouths—but they have a
in their tails! When this Jael brings forth her
and her butter—then beware of the nail and
the hammer!
Death is in the pot—while you are
tasting the soup!

The world always presents a deadly potion—in the
gilded cup
of worldly pleasure. If the cup is sinful
do not taste it; reason forbids you to taste known
poison! The fish is caught upon the hook—by leaping
at the bait! Sin is like a river, which begins in a quiet
—but ends in a tumultuous sea.