“But the Lord said to Samuel, “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.”
1 Samuel 16:7 NLT
Saul was tall and handsome; he was an impressive-looking man. Samuel may have been trying to find someone who looked like Saul to be Israel’s next king, but God warned him against judging by appearance alone. When people judge by outward appearance, they may overlook quality individuals who lack the particular physical qualities society currently admires. Appearance doesn’t reveal what people are really like or what their true value is.
Fortunately, God judges by faith and character, not appearances. And because only God can see on the inside, only he can accurately judge people. Most people spend hours each week maintaining their outward appearance; they should do even more to develop their inner character. While everyone can see your face, only you and God know what your heart really looks like. What steps are you taking to improve your heart’s attitude? ( Life Application Study Bible )
A thought comes to mind I was that guy at school very short, glasses and always said the wrong thing. The only thing I was good at was art. Do you think I was the man of the moment? I always had to improvise.
The question is what is real beauty is? So the physical appearance as scripture describes is not lasting, it fades. The same I am not that small guy anymore. We all change, inner beauty, however, is lasting. What is more one can develop that, is that not interesting? I think of that love and compassion people have for others, does that have anything to do with beauty?
God does not see things the way we see it.
Everyday stuff happens that break us down spiritually, rob us of our peace. The daily pressures of the world do that. The first thing that comes to mind is financial pressure. The Question is what do you do to fix that? Like the commentator says we spend hours on our outward appearance, how many hours on the inward?
My experience is faith in God brings peace. The question is you believe but how close are you to God? How many hours do you spend in his presence? Interesting? Because doing that will bring repair to your inner peace etc.
So does it matter how you look? Whats important is how you are inside. And generally, your actions will portray your heart. It’s not at all about how you look. Actions speak louder than words. I am reminded of that daily.
I have a friend that has an infectious little laugh and never sounds down. It rubs off, in fact, its a breath of fresh air. That laugh and where it comes from has nothing to do with appearance.
“God, I pray for good from inside. Let my beauty shine from inside to out. In Jesus name, Amen.”