“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 people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)
If someone were to walk up to you and ask how was your heart, you might think that they were referring to your heart health. But how is your heart as a person? How do you treat others? How do you live your life? What flows from your heart?
In 1 Samuel chapter 16, the Lord sends Samuel to Bethlehem because He had chosen one of Jesse’s sons to be king. The Lord told him to appoint the one that He had chosen.When Samuel arrived, he saw Eliab. Samuel thought he was the one that the Lord had chosen; He told Samuel do not consider his appearance, people look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at your heart. Samuel kept going through all the sons and asked if there were any other sons. Jesse had one son in the field tending to sheep by the name of David. David was the one who the Lord had chosen.
Although David was in the field tending to the sheep, he had a good heart. He may not have looked like Eliab, but he had a good heart. What the Lord had set aside for him was for him. No one else could become king.
No matter who you think is more qualified, better looking, or more outspoken, what God has for you is for you. As long as you have a kind and pure heart that is all that matters. God is not looking at what we are wearing. God doesn’t care who has the new Jordan’s, the newest Louis Vuitton, or latest car. God cares about you heart and we should be like God. We shouldn’t focus so much on the outer appearance, but focus on the heart of a person.