The Heart of the Matter

“But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” (1 Sam 16:7)
 
When you look in the mirror do you like what you see? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t.
 
Either way, it doesn’t matter.
 
What you see in the mirror isn’t you. We spend far too much time fashioning our bodies when we should be fashioning our characters. Our outer man gets all the attention and then we wonder why our lives are unfulfilled and our hearts are weak and anxious. We wonder what happened to bravery, honor, selflessness, gratitude, virtue, and true love and we yearn for people to be better and stronger, but then we spend as much money on cosmetics as the average yearly wage in some countries.
 
We hate how selfish the world is and stop to take another selfie.
 
Character is not born, it is made. And the LORD looks at the heart because He knows that is the only thing that is important about who you are.
 
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”
(Proverbs 4:23)
 
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