Sunday, December 02, 2007

The LORD looks at the heart... not the iPhone!

Been thinking about the whole clergy / laity thing again... and the anointing of King David came to mind > this part especially:
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD's anointed stands here before the LORD."

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
1 Samuel 16:6-8 (New International Version)

I am comforted by the fact that the Lord does not look at the things man looks at > we look to wealth / position / experience whereas the Lord looks into our heart. He isn't impressed by ranks, badges and symbols of our self-important status. He isn't impressed about your stats > how many books you've written / sold > what your technorati score is > how many hits you receive to your website > how big your congregation is or how many folk you "manage". He doesn't care what phone you have or what car you drive. Doesn't mean a thing to Him.

So then if it doesn't matter to God... why does it matter to us?
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