After King Saul’s acts of disobedience, God told Samuel that he would anoint another to be king from the line of Jesse, (Sam 16:1). As Jesse paraded his son’s before Samuel, the prophet thought he saw who God wanted to anoint as the next king right away. He looked upon Eliab and said “surely the Lord’s anointed is before him.” However, he didn’t see what God saw right away because God told Samuel “Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Sam 16:7)”. God was looking for a young man by the name of David to anoint as the next king, and although David wasn’t perfect, we know he was God’s man. As Christians it’s important that we see what God sees. It’s important that we see ourselves, our families, and others from God’s perspective. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what others may say or what others may think; what really matters is what does God think? The Lord desires to be the eyes, ears and heartbeat of the Christian. For he said in (Psalm 32:8) “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Thus saints if we are going to be successful in this Christian walk, then we must understand the heart of God, and understanding his heart comes from studying his word, prayer, praise and worship, and listening to the heart of your pastor as he/she ministers the word of God.
God Bless You