1 Samuel 16:7 (NLT) “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Please Officer, don’t arrest me for drunk driving.
Yes sir, I know what it looks like. I’m swerving all over the road, jerking back into my own lane then riding up on the ice at the base of the snow bank. Honestly, sir! I haven’t had a drop in more than 15 years. No sir, I wasn’t texting. Look! My phone’s in my pocket. I was just dodging pot holes!
Things aren’t always as they seem. The friend who repeatedly puts off a lunch date isn’t avoiding you, but having trouble paying the bills. An overly grumpy attitude about the long snowy winter could be a sign of loneliness. A curt answer isn’t meant to offend but one more word might start the flow of tears.
Take time to become more like Jesus, by looking beyond appearances and into the heart.
What pot holes are you dodging that cause the appearance of something different?
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