Daily Diet: 1Samuel 16:7
1Samuel 16:7 [KJV]
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.
1Samuel 16:7 [NET]
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t be impressed by his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. God does not view things the way men do. People look on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1Samuel 16:7 [NLT]
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord look at the heart.
Key-point: The Lord is not like us, we judge others based on what we see but God judges by the intentions of our heart; He sees our heart, He knows our thoughts. Because of heart is full of filthy we are rebuked by God.
Thus, in whatever you do, have it at the back of your mind that God sees it all and whatsoever your sow you shall reap also. Gal.6:7
Where I come from, there is a saying that if the earthly king cannot see you, the heavenly king surely sees you. Have good intentions for others.
Prayer: Father, in your mercy do not reject nor forsake me.