The Heart of the Matter

One of my favorite scriptures is I Samuel 16:7 “ For the Lord sees not as man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”  A truth indeed.  We are continually making many kinds of judgement, mainly based on what we see with our eyes.  Judgement and perceptions are derived from height, color of eyes and hair, body shape, manners and movements, fashion and trends.  Not one of these is a true indicator of one’s spirituality or walk with God.

We’ve seen in recent history, those we view who have got it all together with God- thus they must be close to the Lord.  Then, only to hear of some spiritual/ moral failure.  Of course, we possess no ability to look into people’s hearts.  And thank the Lord for that.  I don’t want to know what is in others hearts nor others to know mine.

The Lord is the only one we trust in matters of our heart.  Thus, another truism to live by: “Judge not lest you be judged.”

Pastor Chuck

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