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Release yourself from haughty thoughts,
since Godís foolishness is wiser than you;
His wisdom and knowledge transcends time,
unlike the limitations of the Human view.

Release yourself from worries and concerns,
for He has promised to meet your every need;
reap benefits from the gifting that He placed
within your implantation of spiritual seed.

Release yourself now from your earthly cares;
honor Him with your time, tithes and talent!
Test the Lord today against His Scriptural Word,
for His grace will always be your Divine supplement!

Give yourself to God, while upon this earth you trod;
give yourself to His Light and sleep peacefully each night.



Author Notes:

Loosely based on:
Phil 4:19-20; 2 Cor 10:5; Isa 57:15; Psa 90, 4:3-8
2 Peter 3:8; 2 Tim 1:7-10; Mark 11:22-25

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
http://www.squidoo.com/book-isbn-1419650513/

By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2013, All rights reserved.



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Logic, when applied to people, fails miserably!
--Joseph J. Breunig 3rd


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The following comments are for "Poem: Release Yourself"
by jjbreunig3

Godís foolishness ?
What would that be?

"reap benefits from the gifting that He placed
within your implantation of spiritual seed."

I think He would place a gift not a gilfting.
My implantation?

It's not easy to critique your work, since it involves deeply held religious beliefs, and no one wants to seem as though they are attacking your faith, but this poem is just muddled.
God's gift is simple and direct. God's gifting implies an action not supported in the poem.
Divine supplement makes me think of vitamins and not salvation.

( Posted by: Poeteye [Member] On: March 15, 2013 )

RE: Godís foolishness ?
Hi,

I'm not so thin-skinned to not accept constructive criticism; unfortunately, as you've observed, poor criticism may be mistaken for an attack on faith. From my perspective, you view this piece as "muddled" because you don't understand the terminology I'm using, as I express my faith in this poem. So I will attempt to answer your questions & concerns - without trying to convert you to Christianity.

Regarding the "foolishness of God" - this is a reference to 1 Corinthians 3:19, which I left (unintentionally) off my list of Scriptural references; it reads:

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, "He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness." It doesn't imply that God is foolish in His behavior; the message of Salvation (which is from God) appears as foolishness to those who reject this gift from God.

What I am calling a "gifting" is the unique combination of talents and abilities that each of us have; grace, by definition, is "unmerited favor" and a separate concept from Salvation. One must look within himself to fully understand the person God sees when He looks at us; His desire for each of us, is to be a part of His divine family - which occurs when we accept His gift of Salvation.

IMO, when someone (who is "unsaved") employs Biblical principles, he is able to reap benefits as a result of God's grace being extended, since it can't be earned, similarly as Salvation.

Thanks for your feedback; if I'm still being unclear, please feel free to ask more questions.

-Joe

( Posted by: jjbreunig3 [Member] On: March 21, 2013 )





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