I have a song stuck in my head. It is from one of the many CDs K chooses to listen to when she falls asleep. It is from the Songs for Saplings collection that K got from some good friends a couple years ago. All the songs are scripture verses set to music. I love it. Well, I don’t love the musical quality, as it leaves a bit to be desired. But I do love that it is quoting scripture as lyrics.

The one stuck in my head goes something like this: “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7). It is really just a portion of the verse, but it is definitely a good reminder to have stuck in my head.

I so often fall into the trap of caring too much what other people think. The only opinion that really matters is God’s. He is the only one who can speak and understand the individual language of the heart. May I remember, in those moments when I fall prey to believing that the opinion of man is to be valued above God’s.

“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