Bible Reading: I Samuel 16:1-13
Key Verse: Verse 7 - “But the LORD said unto Samuel, 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."
Key Words: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth
We all know the story of I Samuel 16: how God told Samuel to go anoint the next king. Samuel looked at David as being the least likely one to be king but God saw him as the valuable one because He looked at David's heart, not his stature.
One day a teenager lost his contact lens while playing basketball in the driveway. He started looking all over the ground trying to find it, but couldn’t find it anywhere. Somewhat scared, he went and told his mom that the lens was lost. She went out to help him look and found the lens in all of two minutes. Now, contact lenses are hard to find. His mother found in two minutes what the teenager had been looking for over an hour. When he asked his mother how she found it so easily, she said, “It’s simple, son. We weren’t looking for the same thing. You were looking for a piece of plastic. I was looking for 150 dollars.”
The point is you will never find righteousness by looking at only what the physical eye can see. You find righteousness by evaluating the heart of a person.
What to do:
✞ Look at the heart through actions and you will see if they are righteous.
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