“The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” (I Samuel 16: 7)
God does not judge by outward appearances. He doesn’t look at the ideas He made spiritually and evaluate them physically. There are a variety of ways that men and woman may appear to the physical senses or seem to be characterized on the outside. Human sense may be quick to judge one based on the way that he acts around us, what choices he has made, how he dresses, or how he looks.
But man is not so limited as to be what the senses testify to. We ourselves as well as others are not confined within a definition that is so small and shallow. God’s eyes are more perceptive and His Love more discerning. God looks on the heart of man. He sees the pure sense of each idea He has made. He knows the child and His innocence. He knows the man and His right desire to be better. He knows each of us intimately and this is the Truth of us.
Should we not see as God sees and know as He knows? Shouldn’t we, more importantly, love as He loves—without outward judgments, but with an easy and natural embrace of what is true, what He Himself made to be lovable? We certainly can’t get into a person’s heart, but we can be pure in our own heart. We can be so full of love within that that genuine goodness reaches beyond the surface of human judgment, and simply yet powerfully and gratefully, loves.
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