Devotional – Beauty From Within

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 man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

How pretty is my heart? These days, we can camouflage our exterior faults easily. Cover that blemish, emphasize our high cheekbones or beautiful eyes. There’s a multi-billion dollar industry dedicated to helping women be as put-together as possible.  We have Spanx, push up bras, highlights for our hair and (for the vertically challenged) four inch heels. I spend money every day when I put on my anti-aging moisturizer and eye creme that promises to de-wrinkle and brighten my peepers. All this attention I focus on an exterior that in the long run really doesn’t matter. All the while, the things of eternal importance get forgotten. Continue reading