Outward appearances

I Samuel 9:2 And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.

Saul was a very handsome man. He was the pick of the kingdom. He was taller than most. He was better looking than most. The problem was the people were impressed with his appearance and not his character. What they could see looked good but no mention is made of examine his past, his credentials, his abilities. God had given them exactly what they wanted, a king like the rest of the world.

We should learn to judge far deeper than the skin. We should search out integrity, character, who a person is more than how they look. Soon God will give Israel a good looking king with character in David.

As we choose the leaders of our ministries we want to examine who they are not what they look like. We want to know their hearts as best we can. We want to look deep inside to see the real them not just the one they present to the public.

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