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Day 40: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

Don’t Limit Who God Can Do It Through

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

1 Samuel 16:7

How often do people judge a book by its cover? When God was going to pick a king, the prophet came, and Jesse brought out all the good-looking sons, the muscular sons, and the educated sons. He didn’t even think to bring in David, the son that God had chosen.

A more modern-day example is a couple who wanted to donate money to an East Coast university. When the board saw the man wearing bib overalls and his wife in a shabby dress, they said, ‘Oh no, go away.”

So the “farmers” went out and founded their own universities. They named it after their son, Stanford. The board members only saw the outward appearance. They never knew, until it was too late, that the couple was worth a fortune!

So when God wants to bring you a miracle, don’t judge a book by its cover. Don’t limit who that miracle can come through.

Today’s Prayer: Father, help me see the world through Your eyes. Help me recognize the opportunities. You send it to me. Thank You for sending me people to help me fulfill my divine purpose. Fill me with discernment and wisdom to accomplish all you have called me to do. In the Name of Jesus. Amen.