Apr 30 – The Outward Appearance

A cosmetic company put out a new product designed, in their words “to boost eyelash health with daily use.” The release says that “ in one month you can expect lashes that are fuller, stronger and more abundant.” The constant bombardment of advertising for hair color, weight loss, stronger abs or in this case a cure all for eye lashes, means advertisers know that many are obsessed with the outward appearance. But how much attention is being give to inward traits – as honesty, compassion for others, or unselfishness? It’s important to remember that “man looks on the outward appearance, God looks on the heart.” He describes us on the inside with words such as “all we like sheep have gone astray”, and “there is none righteous, no not one.” We can look good outwardly, but not inwardly. But God offers us an option. He invites us “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

Pastor Alex Rockwell