Readings for the day:
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 89: 20-22, 27-28
Mark 2: 23-28
But the Lord said to Samuel: “Do not judge from his appearance or his lofty stature, because I have rejected him. Not as man sees does God see, because he sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart”.- 1Samuel 16:7
“Not as man sees does God see” is a striking note for reflection this day. For truly, we can be moved by certain acts of man and most definitely conclude that the person is one with God. Samuel saw the appearance and stature of Eliab and thought within himself of him being the chosen one of israel; but God looks far more deeper into the interior mind.
So, for us this day, We may be handsome, rich, have all the world at our disposal(which is not a bad thing in itself) but what is most important before God is our relationship with him in Christ Jesus. He wants our hearts to be formed according to the heart of his, there and then, we can begin to see things the way he would. This simplicity of heart is the code to being elevated to the place of kings. So, what does God see in your heart at the moment? Is it Love or otherwise?
From the very statement of God when David stepped in, you could smell delight in it. “There-anoint him, for this is he!” Is a wonderful thing to know that David must have walk with God all his years.
Can God say that of our Lives too? That’s the question this day.
May God give us the strength to live a life pleasing to him, we ask this through Christ our Lord, amen.