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God looks on the heart

David is God’s choice to be the next king of Israel. It is a choice made to demonstrate one central truth: When God gets ready to pick a man, he isn’t bound by purely human considerations. Man’s checklist and God’s are two different things. To put it in the words of Holy Scripture, man looks on the outside but God looks on the heart (I Samuel 16:7):

-Instead of the oldest, he picks the youngest.

-Instead of the first, he picks the last.

-Instead of the obvious, he picks the obscure.

-Instead of the popular, he picks the forgotten.

Ray Pritchard

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