God Looks at the Heart

by Max Lucado

1 Samuel 16:7 says:  “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

Those words were written for misfits and outcasts.  God uses them all.  Moses ran from justice, but God used him.  Jonah ran from God, but God used him.  Rahab ran a brothel. Lot ran with the wrong crowd, but God used them all.

And David?  God saw a teenage boy serving him in the backwoods of Bethlehem.  Human eyes saw a gangly teenager, smelling like sheep. Yet, “the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one.”  God saw what no one else saw:  a God-seeking heart.

Others measure your waist size or wallet.  Not God.  He examines hearts.  When He finds one set on Him, he calls it and claims it. Your Father knows your heart, and because He does, He has a place reserved—just for you!

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Max Lucado
From: Facing Your Giants

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5 Responses to God Looks at the Heart

  1. Stephen Bernard says:

    Thank you for this insightful devotional. Praise the Lord!!

    God bless you and Keep you.

  2. Angel Mathew says:

    Praise the Lord & Amen to that for we have such a Loving Father .

  3. Hallelujah Amen and Amen!!!! The key statement for me would be “…God-seeking heart”. This would be my challenge for this month! Thank Dr. Max for words of true wisdom.

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  5. sobhi malas says:

    Your Father knows your heart, and because He does, He has a place reserved—just for you

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