…Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart (1 Samuel 16:7).
Israel’s first two kings could not have been
more different. Saul was the epitome of
what a leader should look like. But he was a
David on the other hand was short, young and
a loner. No one would look at him and presume
he was king material, not even his own father.
God saw past the exterior and saw a heart that
was a lot like His own (Acts 13:22). Scripture
is filled with examples of people (Abraham, the
judges, the apostles) who did not appear to fit
the part, but had a heart that was committed to
God. Rather than judging the people you meet,
or even yourself, based upon appearance, why
not look at the heart and see if it is manifesting
the fruits of the Spirit?
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