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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Savory to the Taste (07/26/12)

TITLE: A Word in Season?
By A B
08/02/12


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Unseasoned words,
Harmful, injurious,
Boastful, persuasive
Deceitfully spurious,
Lying with bitterness
Disharmony,
Brethren these things
Simply ought not to be!

Source of deceit
And fount of corruption,
Subtle, insidious
Bent on destruction,
Desperately wicked
A heart prone to sin,
All words reveal
The true nature within.

Covenant sacrifice,
Daily oblation,
Hearts offered up
In complete consecration.
Only when all
On the altar you lay,
The savour of salt
Will impact what you say.

Strive for heart purity
Seek to be holy,
Changed, in His likeness
From glory to glory,
Remnants of self
In the mirror efface,
When lips, as choice silver
Reflect God's own grace.


Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Col 4:6 KJV

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matt 5:13 KJV

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 KJV

And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt. Leviticus 2:13 KJV


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lynn gipson 08/02/12
This spoke to my heart, absolutely to my inner beings. Beautifully written and with deep reflections.

Wonderful!
Ellen Carr 08/03/12
I enjoyed your poem and its message which is so true. Thanks.
CD Swanson 08/05/12
Oh my what a beautifully written poem. It was satisfying to my heart and touched me deeply. I loved it.

"Remnants of self
In the mirror efface,
When lips, as choice silver
Reflect God's own grace." The above part was so inherently beautiful I was overwhelmed.

Thanks! God BLess~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/08/12
This is lovely. You captured so much in so few words. Nice job.
CD Swanson 08/09/12
CONGRATS!!!!

God bless~
A B08/09/12
Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement. I am deeply touched that this was selected. I have to say that when I saw the topic, my heart knew exactly what it wanted to say, but no words would come. Not long prior to the cut off date, I prayed, that if it was to be written, the right words would be given. It is my earnest prayer that this will be used of God, for His glory alone. May God bless you all as you write, to the praise of His glory. Deborah
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/09/12
CONGRATULATIONS on your ribbon and ranking 18th overall!
Holly Westefeld03/25/13
I'm so glad you returned to share your God-given words with us!