But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV.
This reminds me of my husband’s and my calling. In the world’s eyes, we don’t possess some of the characteristics the world considers important. We’re not popular or rich. We don’t possess the latest electronic technology (i.e. smartphone, laptop). We aren’t politically correct. We don’t hold the same views or values as a lot of people in today’s society. To some, we are considered ‘old fashioned’ and ‘out of touch.’
I want to ask you: Does this sound familiar? Does this maybe describe you? Does it describe Jesus in His time on earth? Think about it. What would Jesus say about your heart?
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