Theme For David Jeremiah Daily Devotional June 5 2023 – The Heart Above All
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7
Recommended Reading: Acts 13:22
On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In his speech, he said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”1
That dream has not yet been realized. But God does not see people based on their race, nationality, or social background. When Samuel was choosing Israel’s next king from among Jesse’s sons, God specifically told him not to look at external qualities. Instead, he was to choose as God chooses—on the basis of the heart (1 Samuel 16:1-13).
When we look at people, let us view them as God does, not as the world does. Let us appreciate their heart above all.
When we begin to see people through God’s eyes, our focus will change from looks to life.
David C. McCasland
1 “Martin Luther King Jr.: I Have a Dream,” American Rhetoric.
Credit For David Jeremiah Daily Devotional June 5 2023 – Joseph Prince Ministries