August 10-The Heart
1 Samuel 16.1-13 “the LORD looks at the heart”
Focus Verse-1 Samuel 16.7
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things human beings look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
Insight-Apparently, the biggest difference between Saul and David was their hearts. Saul had a heart that was more concerned with pursuing his own interests, while David’s was committed to following God’s leadership. God reminds Samuel that it is so easy to attribute a person’s value and potential by what we see on the outside, while a person’s true value and potential are hidden in who they really are on the inside. When we entrust ourselves to God, He brings the true potential, etc. out.
Active Response-I want to learn to see people through God’s eyes. I want to see who they really are and who God believes that they can be. At the same time, I want to develop a heart that is fixed on following God’s leadership. I need to keep setting myself and my personal agendas aside for One greater.
God, transform my heart to be a heart like Yours, that loves like You do. Amen.