From the Heart

Marsha Kochi


1 Samuel 16:7
“But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."


An outward appearance coupled with religious rituals, does not reflect the heart and intentions of a person.


I'm so glad that The Lord doesn't look for performance and perfection, but looks inward at our hearts and motives. I don't always make the best choices, my flesh gets in the way of my decisions. But, at the end of the day, I'd like to say that my heart yearns to do what is right in the Eyes of the Lord. I don't want to look like I'm all holy on the outside, but my thoughts are evil and dark in the inside. I want to be true to the Lord more in how I look inside.


Thank You Lord for all that You do to example a flawless heart. Help me to always be accountable to You for what is inside of me.

Devotions for April 13

1 Samuel 14
1 Chronicles 4
2 Corinthians 13

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