“Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” I Sam 16: 7
In today’s world, one’s outward appearance often opens doors. Seems that even in Old Testament times the same was true. Guys typically are attracted to girls who appear tall and beautiful. Women are attracted to guys who appear tall and handsome.
Yet, scripture clearly warns that we are seeking the wrong trait. God was preparing to anoint a new king for Israel. Samuel was directed to go to Jesse’s family. Immediately, Samuel looked upon one as the prospective king and the Lord said the words above.
It is human nature to look at the outward appearance. We cannot “see” the heart. How often are we guilty of “choosing” someone to lead a particular event due to wrong motives? Many scriptures speak about the heart. So, while I cannot “see” the heart, I can feel or sense it.
May I seek to serve with the right heart attitude. Seeking God’s will while looking to the heart.