“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does
as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Sam. 16:7God sees our hearts, friend, and He knows our motives when we serve Him. May our motives be pure and honorable.Does it please Jesus when we serve the Lord out of religious duty, to get people to pat us on the back, to prove ourselves, to feel like we’ve done our good deeds, to try to earn God’s love which is impossible anyway, to justify why right after we serve God we should run off and enjoy our fun and entertainment, so we can puff ourselves up with pride, etc.?
Or does it honor God to serve Him out of hearts filled with love, adoration, praise, thanksgiving, worship, and a yearning and fervent desire to bring Him joy, pleasure, and glory?
When we find ourselves serving Jesus with the wrong heart, may we purge from ourselves what is wrong and serve the Lord with the right heart.
May our hearts and lives be pleasing, honoring, and glorifying to the Lord! Day by day, yes, hour by hour, indeed, moment by moment, absolutely, and for eternity, yes!