Saturday, August 03, 2013

Don't Judge the Book by Its Cover

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 KJV

NEVER judge a book by its cover.  In this season, it's more important than ever that we use DISCERNMENT in the Body of Christ.  People are hurting, and so many are rejected or turned away due to their appearance, personality, culture or mannerisms.

In like manner, we must no longer assume the power of God rests upon a person, with all the anointing of God, just because they drive the right car, wear the right suit and hoop in the right note.

God searches the HEART of a man.  This is the season for maturity.  Too many have been hoodwinked, bamboozled and led astray... and it's our own fault.  We've judged incorrectly.  We trusted our emotions rather than God's Holy Ghost.

Let's begin with self.  Let's stop spending two hours getting our appearance right for church, knowing we only spent one hour (the whole week) in prayer and Bible study.  On any given Sunday, it's a proven fact that over 95% of confessed believers spend more time in the mirror than they do in God's presence.  What a shame.  WRONG PRIORITIES!!!


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