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TITLE: "THE LORD LOOKS ON THE HEART"
SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 16:7, "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. (KJV)"
Through our hearts flow a lot of inner emotions. Our inner emotions are not visible to the human eye. Therefore, we are judged by our outward actions toward one another. To know and see the contents of our heart is for God and God alone. Reason: He is the Creator and the Only One qualified to judge the secret chambers of our heart. The Lord knows us well and our lives have purpose for His glory. Untold blessings come our way when we seek His will for our lives. David practiced seeking the Lord from his youth. Therefore, when the Lord needed someone to be Israel's next king; He knew David would be His choice. David was known as a person after the Lord’s own heart. His way of living pleased the Lord. However, the Lord groomed David through his trials to be a great and reliable king for Israel. Through hardships, David learned where his true help and strength came from. You may be faced with a seemingly endless trial at this moment. Take shelter with Jesus; seeking His face for your situation. You have been destined by the Lord for greatness through a fulfilled and abundant life with Him.
1 Samuel 16:7, 12, 13 states, "(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. (12) And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. (13) Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. (KJV)"
No one can predict the things that the Lord has in store for another person. People like to judge our outer appearance; but, God knows our heart. Do not allow naysayers to stand in your way from accomplishing your God ordained destiny. All lives matter for the Kingdom of God and have purpose! Walk in your ordained calling.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I would like to thank You for life. Help me to be a blessing unto others and live according to Your ordained will for my life. In Jesus name...Amen.
Joy to you today!
In the service of Jesus Christ,
Wanda CarrNOTE: All Scriptures are quoted from the King James Version of the Bible, unless otherwise stated. Thank you for your participation in reading this devotional. I pray that it was a blessing to your life!
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