Worship at Home This Week
by Rev. Annie Melick

Scripture:     1 Samuel 16:7

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 


Ponder This

List the many ways that we look on the outward appearance of others, including behaviors and actions. Think about the ways that we “assign motive” to others. (We think we know why they do or say what they do.) Contrast all of this with how the Lord looks on the heart.



Lord, you are the king of my heart and the ruler of my life. Forgive me for the times that I look on the outward appearance of others.  Give me strength to trust you today as I serve you and carry out your mission. Amen.