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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, October 26

1 Samuel 16:7

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."

"The Lord does not look at the things people look at." These words spoken to Samuel make me think about transformation. We can never see things or people like God sees them, but we can learn to be more "Godly" in our appreciation of beauty. In other words, I think I still tend to have automatic thoughts about people's appearance, and what that appearance "says" about them. It is harder, and takes time and effort to see into someone's heart. But this is often where one's beauty lies.

Lord above, help me to appreciate the beauty in others, and not make negative assumptions when the beauty is not physical or obvious. Help me to practice this every day. Amen

Becky, transforming

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