When they had come, he looked on Eliab [the eldest son] and said, Surely the Lord’s anointed is before Him. But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his appearance or at the height of his stature, for I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. – 1 Samuel 16:6-7
We’ve all felt the pull of that gorgeous, have to have it; dress, jacket, shoes, etc. You see where I am going. The outer layer is just packaging, like a Christmas or birthday gift that’s been wrapped. While we may look and see the pretty wrapper we can’t wait to tear it open to see what that pretty wrapper has hidden beneath. The Lord sees what the fleshly wrapper conceals from the naked eye, he sees the heart and thoughts of a person. He knows if you truly, in your heart, are a loving and giving person…..or if you just have a pretty wrapping paper trying to hide the heart that isn’t pure.
Abba, today Father I thank you that the wrapper isn’t what you look at because I am no beauty queen. But Lord I know you see my heart and I pray that Lord where I fall short that you work in me and through so that I can be better. I pray you do this for all your children Lord. I love you Abba. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.