1 Samuel 16:7 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.
I saw this truck puttering along on the Interstate. The truck’s character intrigued me. This model represents over 30 years of journeys. Thirty years of hauling, helping, and handling chores. Has the truck had just one owner? Is the owner frugal or just emotionally attached to the vehicle? Is the paint original paint? How many miles are on the truck? What of the contents in the bed of the truck? What does the inside of the cab look like?
An exterior of anything can be deceiving to the casual observer. We are quick to make snap judgments. Remember in the selection of David, it was not his outward appearance God sought. Rather, it was his heart God saw first.
The assessment of the outward circumstances and conditions do not always demonstrate the true picture with trucks or people. May our judgments be righteous.
John 7:24 “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”