Whenever you walk into a hospital for a check up, before any invasise investigations happen, you have a physical assessment. This involves using the five senses to pick up visuals, sounds, smells and feels that could hint at what might be going on. This assessment is then complemented with biochemical tests and scans that see beyond the exterior.
When Samuel got to the house of Jesse, he entered as a man with clear function and control of his senses. But he was about to make a mistake because that was the only source of data he was employing. Therefore, God had to step in and say to him concerning Eliab’
“Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart"(1 Samuel 16:7)
Let’s not go off thinking then that God was suggesting we ignore our senses of perception entirely. What He relayed to Samuel was that ‘beyond the finite realm of senses, there is the heart realm, where He, God, sees from”. That is the place from where potential, virtue, a track record of character, good conscience and motives are primary. These are streams of information our physical senses do not readily pick up on.
Beloved, when led entirely by our senses, we can only go so far and even on that journey, our lives would be filled with many errors. Beyond that sense realm therefore, let’s also see through the lens of God.
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