“…for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” NAS – 1 Samuel 16:7b
How do you measure the worth of another person? Is it by their wealth, their position, their fame, their looks, their education, or their success?
I don’t know how you would answer that question, but I can tell you how God measures the worth of a person. God’s Word says, “God does not see man as man sees him. For man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
The heart speaks of a person’s character, courage and spirit. So often when we measure the worth of a person we just look at the outward appearance, but God looks at the inside.
If that’s the case, how does He measure you? If you had a heart exam today, what kind of heart would God find? The good news is this: God has given us a way to have a new heart and it’s found through faith in Jesus Christ.
It’s an interesting insight into life that when we begin to have the right heart through Christ, we begin to measure the worth of others God’s way.