I Samuel 16:7 01/29/19

01.29.19 | Justin Dix |

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The prophet Samuel records God’s words to him when he sought a king for Israel.

I Samuel 16:7 “for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (NASB)

As human beings we are all about externals: the right clothes, perfect teeth, and even cosmetic surgery. None of these things are wrong. But the most important part of you is what you are on the inside – your character . . .  the part God sees!

Today’s verse concerns God’s choice of a king for Israel. The prophet Samuel was sent by God to the house of Jesse to find a king among his 8 sons. These young men were evidently good looking and Samuel thought they were all king material! God told him not to base his opinion on externals -- because God looks at inner qualities like faith and courage. Jesse’s youngest, David, would be the next king. He looked good inside and out!








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