Eyes to See

Eyes to See

God’s choice for Israel’s king was an obscure shepherd boy, overlooked and labeled unimportant by his family. But God sees past external appearances; He looks at the characteristics of the heart. David’s heart, filled with humility and God-confidence, made him God’s choice. David’s heart for God meant that God would be able to guide him to shepherd His people. A transformed heart is essential to leading like Jesus. When God looks at your heart, what does He see?

When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.” 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 16:6-7

Prayer: Lord, help me see myself and other people as You do. Transform my heart so that You can use me to lead like Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.


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