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It is truly fascinating how we often believe that we can deceive others by putting on a certain façade or acting in a particular manner, thinking it will impress them. However, what we fail to realize is that when it comes to impressing Jesus, materialistic possessions hold no value. God looks at our hearts; this is the bottom line. As Helen Keller wisely once said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart.”
People are perceptive beings who can easily discern insincerity and detect when someone is merely pretending. Therefore, let us strive to invest more of our concern into nurturing what lies within our hearts rather than obsessing over superficial appearances. Instead of accumulating wealth on earth purely for the sake of impressing those whom we may even dislike, let us focus on storing our riches in heaven where true worth resides. By remaining faithful in our hearts to God and allowing Him to guide us along life’s path, we acknowledge His omniscience—the fact that He knows exactly what thoughts run through our minds—leaving no room for deception or trickery before Him. ~ Bill Greguska
1 Samuel 16:7 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 people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
God Looks At Your Heart, NOT Your Appearance.
God does not care what we wear or what we look like; He cares about the condition of our hearts. When you get all bent out of shape because you are worried about what others think and say about you, you need to stop and rethink things because men and women may look at your appearance, but what counts when all is said and done is the fact that God looks at your heart. That is the only thing that ought to matter in your life.
We should never judge by appearances. Our eyes are limited to what we can see. Do not worry about other people’s opinions because a real friend will accept you for who you are, not what you look like or how you handle every situation. Stop worrying about what other people think, and become more concerned about what God thinks about you! Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. ~ Bill Greguska
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Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
Colossians 3:20 ESV
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Leviticus 19:28 ESV
You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Song of Solomon 2:15 ESV
Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.”
1 Kings 18:28 ESV
And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances until the blood gushed out upon them.
Exodus 20:12 ESV
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
1 John 3:21 ESV
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV
Pray without ceasing,
2 Corinthians 6:17 ESV
Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you,
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Romans 12:2 ESV
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
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