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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Inner Person (09/09/10)

TITLE: No Pretense With God
By Verna Mull
09/12/10


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Humanís really put on a show;
Dress properly, and act just right.
But inside that very person,
God sees quite a different sight.

God sees the times of our failures.
He knows every small, pet sin.
He wants us clean on the outside;
But Heís pained as He looks deep within.

God often sees a jealous heart,
Or an unforgiving spirit within;
A heart that is filled with hatred,
And a tongue that lashes at kin.

We can never clean our heart alone;
Satan is too crafty for that.
We want to hold on to our own ways.
When we work at it, Satanís at bat.

When we give the battle to Christ, our King;
He helps us unload all those weights.
He cleanses and cleans each little nook,
Only He can change our fate.

Thereís hope in the blood of Jesus,
He died for all of our sin.
His touch is still a miracle,
As He cleanses us within.

Weíre no longer whited sepulchres,
Filled to the brim with hypocrisy.
Weíre filled completely with Godís love,
A testimony for all to see.


Matthew 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead menís bones, and of all uncleanness.

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


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Fern Brown09/16/10
There are many truths in your poem. Good job and God bless you.
DK Landers09/16/10
I like your poem. The rhythm is right on, and it speaks the truth about our transparency to God, which is often hidden from man. Great job!
AnneRene' Capp 09/16/10
Nice to see a poem of this caliber in beginners. Good job, great message!
Nichole Hall09/17/10
I liked how you wrote about God's perspective. The seeing of the inside. It's so easy to fool others but you can't fool God.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/17/10
Thanks for the beautiful reminder. Well done
Christina Banks 09/20/10
Nicely done. I agree with Nicole. It's easy to fool others, but we can't fool God. You showed this very clearly.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/23/10
Congratulations for placing 6th in your level!