Where is the Substance

1 Samuel 16:7 says, 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.”

We’ve all heard the saying, putting all your eggs in one basket. What is it about the package we love to admire? We get ourselves all fixated on appearance!

With all this outside package I ask the question “Where is the Substance?” Just because the package on the outside is very pleasing and tasteful to your eyes don’t think it has substance.

Many times when we want something we want it to look pretty and neat. When it comes to a career we want the ones where it makes us look pretty and neat. When it comes to activities we want the ones that comes with prestige. Even the friends we associate with we want them to be the same way. Why are we so caught up with the appearance?

Could it be we are missing something from within ourselves? Did someone not validate you when you were growing up?

This is one of the reason Jesus said “man looks at the outer and Jesus looks at the heart…Jesus see substance, what we must do is take time out to get to know the substance of a thing or of a person, then just maybe we won’t be so eager to run after everything that our eyes desire.