When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’s anointed is before him.” But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:6–7
1 Samuel 16:6–7
We’re all flawed in this way, aren’t we? We catch ourselves making judgements just on the way people look, the clothes they wear, their home, and the car they drive? We assume that because of these things they’ve been rewarded somehow. God judges the human heart, who the person “really” is. If we did that, we’d probably have much stronger relationships with people.