The Folly of Outward Appearances November 24, 2015

In the Canadian Federal Election held last month, much was made of one of the leader’s looks. Jennifer Benson Schuldt, in a recent issue of Our Daily Bread wrote, “When God looks at us, He is more interested in our hearts than our height, the state of our soul than the structure of our face. He doesn’t see us as too old, too young, too small, or too big. He zeroes in on the things that matter- our response to His love for us…” And when Samuel was called upon to select a new king for Israel, the God warned him, “People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” When He looks into our hearts, does He see humility to acknowledge our spiritual bankruptcy, since “all have sinned …” Does He see faith in His Son, the Lord Jesus, who says, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.”?

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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