“…the Eternal One does not pay attention to what humans value. Humans only care about the external appearance, but the Eternal considers the inner character.” (I Samuel 16: 7, the Voice Translation)
The inner man or woman is who God values. This true character is the ideal who God Himself created, and this is not found in the physical, the outward appearance.
We often get distracted by what we see on the surface and then judge our fellowman according to this view. But God isn’t concerned with our mistaken and limited sense of others and even of ourselves. The Eternal One perceives Truth, the qualities that are His own—goodness, love, pure motives. God sees humility and promotes it in us, for this attribute allows us to recognize what is right and true.
We can willingly and humbly pause and see through the way people look or even their outer personality traits, to who they really are. We can be less quick to judge one as better than another because of the external, and instead look to the heart, using our own hearts as our lens, our guide.
Let’s rejoice in this clearer view whereby we see true beauty in mankind, God’s own nature and glory revealed to us!
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