What does this mean, “The LORD looks at the heart”? Sounds like it means that the important things in life are going on inside us rather than on the outside. It’s similar to 2 Corinthians 4:18, where it says, “So we don’t pay attention to the things that are seen, but those that are unseen. Because the things that are seen are temporary, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” The things that are going on in our hearts are the God things; the spiritual things. They are the things that really matter, because they are going to be around FOREVER.
Have you noticed that even on a natural level, the “things of the heart” are much more important to all of us than the material, worldly, earthly possessions. The things that are important are those that touch our hearts.
So in this story, God sends Samuel to anoint one of Jesse’s sons to be king. Continue reading