3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:
God will keep us in perfect peace when the storms of life are raging. Can the Lord trust you with trouble? Will you keep your mind on the Lord? Will you study the Word of the Lord? Trust the Lord to give you peace and strength to stay in the race. Remember the Lord Jehovah is everlasting Strength.
6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord‘s anointed is before him.
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.
Many time we are judged by our appearance, socioeconomic, job status, community status, and even what church we attend. The Lord is saying to us today, I’m not looking at your past mistakes, failures, mishaps, or disappointments. I’m looking at your heart. What is your heart saying??? You can’t get wrapped up in how people judge your outward appearance. You make sure you know whats going on in your heart. At such time like this, we do not want the Lord to refuse us. Live a life that is pleasing unto the Lord.
2 Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
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