Inside or Out?

God anointed Saul as King over His people, but Saul became proud and disobedient. When God wanted to replace Saul, He did not look for a new king the same way everyone else did. Instead, God looked at how a person really was on the inside. God saw that David was a man who loved and trusted Him.

The Lord gave His prophet, Samuel, an important job. The Lord sent him to the home of an Israelite man named Jesse. There, Samuel would anoint one of Jesse’s eight sons as the next King of Israel. Which son would Samuel choose? If Samuel were choosing by his own wisdom, it would be sort of like trying to choose the best gift just by looking at the size of the box and the color of the bow on top. But Samuel would not choose by his own wisdom. He would rely on God’s wisdom. He would listen to God’s voice.

“Do not consider how handsome or tall he is… I do not look at the things people look at. Man looks at how someone appears on the outside. But I look at what is in the heart.” – 1 Samuel 16:7

Which is more important to God? What is on the outside or on the inside? How does this relate to your role as a husband? What is in your heart and thoughts? Is it a show? Or is it genuine and sincere?

Be Strong. Act Like Men.

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