“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.” – 1 Samuel 16:7

There are some really beautiful people that have really ugly hearts. Unfortunately, we tend to look at the outward instead of looking deeper at a person’s heart and motives. Many people choose their spouse based upon outward looks. She may be beautiful, gorgeous, attractive but she can have a heart filled with lust, adultery and sexual perversion.

When we get married, we would do well to understand that we are marrying a heart.

Marriage is really a heart-to-heart thing.

People often treat people differently based on how they look, or their car or home or money. That is not how God operates, He relates to us based on our hearts.

There was great disagreement between Abraham and his nephew Lot over land for grazing of their cattle. Abraham being a loving and humble man told Lot to choose whatever land he wanted. Well, Lot spied out Sodom because it was beautiful. Sadly, Lot had to leave Sodom years later, running for his life while Sodom was being destroyed. There is an old Trini expression, “what sweet in goat mouth does sour in the bam bam” – so true, ppl, so true…

What or who have you spied out? Does it look beautiful?

Take some time to look deeper.

Allow God to reveal to you the deeper things of the heart.

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