Friday, November 27, 2015

Foster: the divine scrutiny

Friday, November 27, 2015
    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.”
    —1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)
    God knows our heart better than we ever can. He is the only one who can separate the true from the false; he alone can purify the motives of the heart. But he does not come uninvited. If chambers of our heart have never experienced the healing touch, perhaps it is because we have not welcomed the divine scrutiny.
    ... Richard J. Foster, Streams of Living Water, Harper San Francisco, 1998, p. 87 (see the book)
    See also 1 Sam. 16:7; Ps. 26:2; 139:23; Isa. 55:8-9; Luke 16:15; Rev. 3:20
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, search out the sin in my heart, that it may be removed.
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