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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, November 3


1 Samuel 16:6-13

verse 7b: “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”


These are truly words to live by. We all care so much about what other people see in and on and around us. Some of us care more than others, it’s true. But we all care. Even caring about our own reputation could fall under these words. God sees my heart and knows when I am trying my hardest, and knows when I am not really trying at all. I need His help to make the right choices. More of God, less of me.

Holy Father, I need you with me every minute of every day. I need to turn to you with every difficult decision. I am thankful for your Spirit you have sent to dwell within me. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
03 nov 2020

1 Samuel 16:7


God does not look at the outward appearance of a person, or even the things other people look at. He does not care about the people’s  judgement. People judge others according to the flesh, but God judges by the heart ( 1 Samuel 16: 17) appearance is very important to me and always has been.  I want to make my physical appearance as nice as I possibly can.  I know that my appearance doesn’t make any difference as to what my true value is. God judges by faith and character not appearances. Because God  can see on my inside only he can accurately judge me. Perhaps instead of spending hours on my physical appearance I should be…


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Barbara
Barbara
03 nov 2020

1 Samuel 16: 6-13


7 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.


I find that as a human being my first reaction to most things is how they appear. Does the food look appetizing, do I like the looks of a new car, or does a stranger dress or look like I would like them to look? I don’t know if I judge this way, but I do look at the outward appearance first. God looks at the inner side of us. The heart…


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Miembro desconocido
03 nov 2020

20201103 Tuesday, Daily Devotion - 1 Samuel 16:11 (NIV)


11 So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?”

“There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”

Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”


From David’s perspective, he was just working faithfully for his work even from Jesse’s eyes. David was not waiting or looking for a calling from a servant of God. However, God is always looking for faithful people and uses their faithfulness for His work rather than any special skill. In terms of skills, God uses the skill that David used and was trained from his work (shepherding) such as a sling and a stone,…


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Tom
Tom
03 nov 2020

I Samuel 16:11 - “Samuel said to Jesse, ‘Are all your sons here?’ And he said, ‘There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.’ And Samuel said to Jesse, ‘Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.’”


Was Jesse really going to send Samuel away without his seeing David, the youngest out tending the sheep? How often do we overlook gifted people in our midst because of assumptions about age or experience. Countless times I have dismissed the observations or perceptions of students as born of naïveté. What could they know? It turns out often enough that it is I who do not know them, their life experience (as opposed to…


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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
03 nov 2020

1Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” I thought of this old phrase, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This bible passage reminds us that we spend too much time and money on our outward appearance. We live in a world/culture that tells is over and over again that that is important. This message is all around us and we hear it daily. What Samuel is saying is that God looks at us in a different way. He sees our hearts, our faith, and our char…


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