I Samuel 16 part 3–God Looks at the Heart

The great thing about worshipping and serving the Lord is that God focuses upon what is in our heart.  How we look and what we wear does not affect how we are perceived by God.  From the beginning of time, God has always focused on the condition of our heart.  Most times, that is a great indicator of what our impact on the world will be. It was not that David, son of Jesse was an ugly oaf—scripture said he was healthy and handsome. The difference was that David was passionate about God.  His heart was as beautiful as was his person.

In our lives, we are perceived by how we appear on the outside.  What we wear, how we look and what we own often make a big contribution to how we are perceived. But, now, as then, the condition of our heart and not our appearance are what is most significant to God.  He wants us to trust him, follow him and seek him.  As we do that he provides guidance and direction.  As we diligently seek him, he walks with us and meets our needs.  We simply need to focus on our heart and allow God to lead us to freedom and bless us with his hand. 

God Bless You

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.”

Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “The Lord has not chosen this one either.” Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The Lord has not chosen these.” 11 So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?”

“There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.” Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.” 12 So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.”

13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David. Samuel then went to Ramah.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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